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Bishop da Cunha appoints Deacon Joseph Regali director of diocesan Office for Pastoral Planning

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By Kenneth J. Souza
Anchor Staff
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NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Deacon Joseph E. Regali has always …

A reminder to new generations of sacrifices made for freedom 
Catholic chaplain aboard ‘Big Mamie’ was Spiritual and emotional anchor for crew

A reminder to new generations of sacrifices made for freedom Catholic chaplain aboard ‘Big Mamie’ was Spiritual and emotional anchor for crew

By Dave Jolivet
Editor
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Some see her as an instrument of war and killing; others as a piece …

Learning to give culture of death the boot

Learning to give culture of death the boot

By Becky Aubut
Anchor Staff
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EASTON, Mass. — The Diocese of Fall River Pro-Life Apostolate …

Impact of a good priest is immeasurable

Impact of a good priest is immeasurable

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues
Anchor Correspondent
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — An angry young man, …

Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin celebrate jubilarians

Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin celebrate jubilarians


DIGHTON, Mass. — Sisters came from Honduras, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Fall River for their annual seven days …

For more than 70 years, Sister Gertrude has carved out her legacy

For more than 70 years, Sister Gertrude has carved out her legacy


By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — This past May, Sister Gertrude Gaudette, O.P., celebrated 70 years …

Area Catholics urge investigation, defunding in wake of Planned Parenthood scandal

Area Catholics urge investigation, defunding in wake of Planned Parenthood scandal


By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

BOSTON — The pleas of Massachusetts Catholics fell on deaf legislative …

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Igor, the sensei

Igor, the sensei

For all the time I’ve had her, my pooch Igor has been to me a friend, a boss, a pain, a joy, and unwittingly, my sensei.

Dog day denouncement

Dog day denouncement

Saturday 15 August 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — International Homeless Animals Day

You know …

Aspirations

Aspirations

Last week we considered as part of a Catholic plan of life the various interiors acts of mind and will that transform us over …

A commitment assisted by God’s grace

A commitment assisted by God’s grace

We hear much about same-sex marriage lately. It was certainly a news item following the recent Supreme Court decision. It was new for …

We can’t just passively wait

We can’t just passively wait

On July 30 more than 70 people gathered from several parishes to brainstorm about vocations. The need to be proactive has never been more …

Consenting to the unconscionable

Consenting to the unconscionable

In recent years, scientists in industry and academia have come to rely on freshly-obtained human tissue specimens for certain …

A hazardous construct

A hazardous construct

Most Americans are pondering the darker side of Planned Parenthood. The dark side has always been known: it was founded by Margaret …

With malice toward none, with charity for all

With malice toward none, with charity for all

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided, 5-4, that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right under our federal constitution, …

Going the distance

Going the distance

Beyond the doors of our day-to-day lives, there is so much hatred and mistrust of our fellow brothers and sisters, yet we experience moments …

Voices that care

Voices that care

I stopped in my tracks as this blood-curdling scream came from the direction of the church hall (what we believe to have been …

‘I am going away and I will come back to you’

‘I am going away and I will come back to you’

How exactly do you say goodbye? And is it ever really “goodbye” or is it simply, “see you later”? Now, at the end of my summer experience …

The small miracle of sharing

The small miracle of sharing

This past weekend my wife and I were privileged to accompany Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., on a visit to Nantucket. He celebrated the …

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Sister Joan Chittister, in her book, “Called to Question,” highlighted the active process of the Spiritual life. She said, “The Spiritual …

Leave nothing unsaid

Leave nothing unsaid

Next week, we will begin the semester at UMass Dartmouth with a new retreat for our returning Peer Leadership Team. CorsairWorks is a two-…

Stay close

Stay close

Can you believe that in less than a month school starts? Sorry if I just brought you down a bit. 

In about …

Wherever You send me

Wherever You send me

Last year at Bishop Stang High School the administration started a new “legacy” recognition for faculty on the last day of school. Teachers …

Leave nothing unsaid

Leave nothing unsaid

What makes you the person that you are? What do you need to do the make you the person you want to be become? They say actions speak louder …

Our common home

Our common home

The Anchor would like to welcome Robert Rak as a monthly contributor. He is a professor of Environmental Technology and coordinator of the …

The Fresh Bread of our existence

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One of the most satisfying smells that I have memory of was walking by the Continental Bakery on a Sunday morning on our way …

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