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Preview: Never too late: getting fit in your 50s and beyond

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Even in your 50s, 60s and beyond -- even if you are seriously overweight, have already developed high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes; even if you've indulged in a steady diet of bad habits or have never set foot in a gym or walked farther than where you parked your car, it's not too late.

With regular exercise, such as dancing, swimming or hitting the gym, you can still become stronger, healthier and more energetic while slowing the effects of aging.

San Diego Bishop Flores dies at 66

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Bishop Cirilo B. Flores of San Diego died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer. He was 66.

On Sept. 4, Bishop Flores had been transferred from the cancer center of the University of Southern California to Nazareth House in San Diego for hospice care.

The bishop's prostate cancer was disclosed Aug. 25 by the diocese. Flores had been ailing since mid-April, when he suffered a stroke four days before Easter.

Funeral information for Flores was incomplete as of early Monday.

Preview: Anointing of the sick fosters awareness of the ill in our midst

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Most people associate the sacrament of anointing of the sick with a priest visiting a dying person in a hospital bed.

But the sacrament goes beyond this typical concept. According to the Catholic church's 1983 instruction on the sacrament, the optimal place to receive the rite is during Mass itself, when church members can participate. There is also room for interpretation as to who can and should receive the sacrament.

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