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Hedonism clouds judgment, says Benedict

Pope Benedict

July 4, 2011

Hedonism clouds people's judgment and risks annihilating morality, Pope Benedict said.

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Corapi leaves priesthood in wake of allegations

Fr. John Corapi

July 4, 2011

Father John Corapi, a well-known speaker and former EWTN-TV host, declared June 17 he is leaving the priesthood.

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Three theologians to receive Ratzinger Prize

July 4, 2011

Pope Benedict will award three European theologians the Ratzinger Prize for their excellence in theological studies.

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Catholic U returns to single-sex dorms

July 4, 2011

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, says the university will take a stand against binge drinking and the "culture of hooking up" by phasing out co-ed dorms.

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U.S. bishops stand against physician-assisted suicide

July 4, 2011

Taking on the issue of physician-assisted suicide, the U.S. bishops declared suicide "a terrible tragedy, one that a compassionate society should work to prevent."

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Prayer essential to avoiding idolatry — pope

July 4, 2011

Pope Benedict warned that when people forget God they risk falling under the influence of modern forms of idolatry, such as totalitarianism or nihilism.

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'Every breath you take, I'll be watching you'

July 4, 2011

The U.S.-born rector of Ukraine's Catholic university said his country is "living in dark times" and accused state security services of placing him under surveillance.

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Prof says pro-life faculty often feel isolated

July 4, 2011

Many pro-life faculty on college campuses in the U.S. and Canada have experienced a strong sense of isolation and disrespect for their views, said the new president of University Faculty for Life.

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Priests, laity hold fort against rioters

July 11, 2011
BRENT MATTSON
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - The Canucks' Game 7 match against the Boston Bruins started off as a great day for Father Glenn Dion, rector of Holy Rosary Cathedral. He had been given a ticket to the coveted game as a gift, so he felt comfortable splurging on a new jersey at the Bay.

He enjoyed the game "even though we didn't win," and when he began walking home to the cathedral rectory he saw mostly happy people.

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Meditating on ultimate things can spur spiritual growth

St. Francis de Sales

July 4, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey asks his readers to meditate on their own funeral. Think about what you would like people to say at your funeral — a family member, a friend, a co-worker and a member of your church.

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