The Gift of Tears
At the outset of WYD, Meisner said in an interview that he almost lost it a few times. "I had to pull myself together as a bishop," he concluded.
He should've just went with it.
In that spirit, I couldn't resist being touched by this photo of the newly-ordained auxiliary of Miami, John Noonan, at his ordination yesterday afternoon. There's some great coverage out there from the Herald again and a slide show of photos on the archdiocesan site (from whence the shot on the right comes).
Not many people remember this, but so lacking in emotion were the scandal-scarred American bishops that the Dallas meeting in 2002 concluded with a Friday evening celebration of a "Mass for the Gift of Tears." None were shed that night because, well, God really wasn't on speaking terms with the USCCB at the time.
Only now, it seems their prayers are being answered. And it's definitely been worth the wait.