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Priesthood brought me closer to God — pope

July 11, 2011
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict reflected on his 60 years as a priest, calling it a demanding and "awe-inspiring" ministry that brought him closer to God.

The pope's personal recollection came June 29, the anniversary of his priestly ordination in Bavaria in 1951 and the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the patron saints of Rome.

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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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