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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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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.
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.