Growth, change, enhancements highlight  ‘exciting’ new year for diocesan schools

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Back-to-School commercials began at the tail end of July. For some, back-…

‘Moon over Molokai’  makes brief return to Fairhaven

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Parish in Fairhaven got a dose of the “aloha spirit” …

New Bedford Knights rev-up relief with raffle

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The members of the Father Michael J. McGivney Knights of Columbus, Council …

Sacred Heart Parish in Fall River to close; Soup kitchen and food pantry will continue ministering to poor


FALL RIVER, Mass. — Father Raymond Cambra, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Fall River, at a regularly scheduled meeting of …

New HCFM president looks to the future with an eye on the past

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

NORTH EASTON, Mass. — When Holy Cross Father Wilfred “Willy” Raymond was a young lad in Downeast …

Paraclete Press has become a Christian best-seller

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

BREWSTER, Mass. — Nestled back within a wooded area not far from the bustling traffic zooming …

New film captures essence of Mary’s deep love for us

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

TIVERTON, R.I. — Sometimes Our Blessed Mother reveals herself to us in apparitions, …

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Holy ground

I’m not sure if folks around here realize just what holy ground we have at the northern end of our diocese. On the western …

Trading spaces: Part II

Friday 15 August 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — 45th anniversary of Woodstock

You know me, dear readers. When it comes …

Rebuffing once more the prowling lion

Every Tuesday night, the Church has all priests, religious and lay people who pray the Liturgy of the Hours ponder before …

The package

There are few people who do not like to receive gifts. Whenever they come, or for whatever occasion they are presented, …

Make the Good News sound good

Last month I had to travel to a conference in St. Louis and found myself in the “C” group for boarding on that airline that doesn’…

Is artificial insemination wrong even for married couples?

Artificial insemination introduces sperm into a woman’s body by use of a thin tube (cannula) or other instrument …

Moral chaos should strengthen your faith

While many pious people are wringing their hands over the popular culture and wondering if God will save His people, …

Religious genocide in Iraq?

Last week the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an extraordinary statement about the …

Sharing the bounty

Summer, a wonderful time of gatherings and cookouts, of taking in all that the season has to offer, and enjoying …

Dropping a line in Kalaupapa

I can well remember catching my very first fish. It was on a Sunday afternoon in the summer time of my primary school …

Your mission … should you choose to accept it

Well friends, another CLI has come and gone! For those of you who don’t know what I’m referring to, that would be the …

Blowing in the gentle breeze

It was a beautiful afternoon early in the summer. My friend Sister Claire and I were sitting on the porch at the nursing home. …

Light the way

I was out on a Coast Guard Auxiliary mission one evening and was at the helm of our vessel. I’m not a captain, but all crew need …

We need each other

It doesn’t take much research to discover that human beings need other human beings. Let’s take a quick scan of …

Some fatherly advice

I remember as a little child thinking that my parents knew everything. Every question that I had they had an answer for it, even …

Words change reality

Are you conscious of what you are going to say before you say it? In other words, do you think twice before speaking once? This “…


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