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Cape Verdean faithful express joy over first-ever cardinal appointment

Cape Verdean faithful express joy over first-ever cardinal appointment

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Ten years ago, when Maria “Matuca” Freitas hosted the bishop …

Deacon designs program to welcome those with autism

Deacon designs program to welcome those with autism

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s …

Miracles abound in the life of Sister Mila

Miracles abound in the life of Sister Mila

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — In the wake of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, …

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 …

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I guess our treasure lies in the size and weight of a football

I guess our treasure lies in the size and weight of a football

It’s amazing how little time New England Patriots’ fans had to relish in winning the American Football Conference championship …

Interview with a greyhound

Interview with a greyhound

Thursday 29 January 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — first “Seeing Eye” dog-training institute …

The general examination

The general examination

Last week we discussed how to get the plan of life off to a solid start each day by making a good Morning Offering, …

‘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 …

Junipero Serra to be canonized by Pope Francis this September

Junipero Serra to be canonized by Pope Francis this September

During his plane flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines on January 15, Pope Francis held an impromptu press conference, as is his …

Dwell in Me

Dwell in Me

There are often many an argument about what it truly means to be a faith-filled person. Some will argue that to be a truly faith-filled person …

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 …

Connections

Connections

We have become an overly “connected” people. Most of us are seldom without a phone, tablet or laptop and most of the time spent on those devices …

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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