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Catholic Schools foster faith development and academic success

Catholic Schools foster faith development and academic success

By Dr. Michael S. Griffin, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A recent research report from the …

Anonymous alum inspires matching donation drive

Anonymous alum inspires matching donation drive

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — While most Catholic school teachers and administrators may …

College professor helps others find God amidst suffering

College professor helps others find God amidst suffering

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

WESTON, Mass. — If it bleeds, it leads; the mantra of many a news station or newspaper …

Local Catholics react to martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero

Local Catholics react to martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Local Catholics originally from El Salvador celebrated …

Diocesan faithful, students heading to annual March for Life

Diocesan faithful, students heading to annual March for Life

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Excitement is building and anticipation is growing among the …

Ministering in the age of Francis

Ministering in the age of Francis

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

BOSTON — His papacy began on Mar. 13, 2013; he is the first Jesuit pope, the first from …

Parish choir members raise voices, funds for elderly in need

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By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — It’s a widely believed concept that music can help soothe and …

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Godspeed, Anchor lady

Godspeed, Anchor lady

I was lucky enough to board the good ship Anchor in 1996. I was welcomed aboard by then captain Msgr. John F. Moore and three …

The New Word order

The New Word order

Tuesday 20 January 2015 —Port-O-Call: Rio de Janeiro — Saint Sebastian Day

I’m a practicing neologist. …

The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering

Last week we spoke about the heroic moment of getting out of bed as soon as our alarm clock goes off as the …

‘Let it begin with me’

‘Let it begin with me’

The Advent readings are, for me, among the most beautiful of the entire year.  They speak of healing, hope, promise, prosperity, peace …

Renew your membership

Renew your membership

Last week we were invited to Jesus’ Baptism, how nice. The Baptism of the Lord shows up in all of the Gospels, but the evangelists must have …

Esteeming our elders and fostering solidarity across generations

Esteeming our elders and fostering solidarity across generations

Occasionally we hear disturbing stories in the media about young people who perpetrate abuse against the elderly. In a widely-…

Tessarae — Assembling the pieces

Tessarae — Assembling the pieces

In his homily on the Solemnity of Mary on the first day of this year, Anchor columnist Father Roger Landry examined the Gospel reference …

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Two enthralling books were just published that document how two Catholic laymen, Dietrich von Hildebrand and Josef Hartinger, in the …

The Gift of Christmas

The Gift of Christmas

This is truly a wonderful time of the year, a time when even the bitter cold cannot overcome the warmth of the season. There is a joy that …

Joy to the World; Christmas In Kalaupapa

Joy to the World; Christmas In Kalaupapa

It was some minutes after 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. We had just celebrated our first Christmas Mass in company with our sisters …

New year, new trials, new heart

New year, new trials, new heart

Many blessings for the start of a new year, everyone! With January started and underway, I decided to flip through the devotional that my …

Where will you walk?

Where will you walk?

In this Sunday’s readings, we will hear God’s second call to Jonah. The prophet Jonah then visits Nineveh where all repent and are …

Resolution: A healthier soul this year

Resolution: A healthier soul this year

With the beautiful feast of Christmas behind us, we now turn our attention to the New Year, which is quickly approaching. At the beginning …

Reclaiming the Sabbath

Reclaiming the Sabbath

While most people returned to a full week of work and school this week, the majority of our college students …

You got owned

You got owned

Happy New Year! I was listening to the radio the other day and they asked how long after the first of January you can still say “Happy New …

Who’s in charge of your life?

Who’s in charge of your life?

I was 17 years old when I handed my life over to God, although at the time I did not know it. It was then that I became involved …

God in the schools

God in the schools

When I went to elementary school nearly 50 years ago, it was a great feeling to be told by my teacher that it was time to pray. …


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