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, …

New Bedford pastor Father Marc Bergeron dies unexpectedly

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Fall River Diocese is mourning the loss of Father Marc H. Bergeron, …

Area faithful will be able to congratulate, wish Bishop Coleman well at open reception 

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

WESTPORT, Mass. — August 26 will be a day of celebration, thanks and well wishes for Bishop George …

Women’s Guild in Fall River parish is a mother-daughter affair

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Many parishes in the Fall River Diocese host a Women’s Guild, but at Holy Trinity …

Pro-Lifers monitor enforcement of state’s new buffer zone law

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — For one month Pro-Lifers stood vigil near abortion clinics without …

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We’ll never know

Most of us will never know. Most of us wake up in the morning, take a hot shower, brush our teeth, shave, gulp down a …

Trading spaces: Part I

Saturday 9 August 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — National Garage Sale Day (I am not making this up).

You know me, dear …

The Spirituality of pew seating

If you were offered a pair of free tickets to a World Series game and had the chance to choose between sitting in the …

It’s good when thanks are given

Although the “official” summer season has begun, in many ways July 4 is the kickoff of these easier months. School …

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 …

God is in the details

When families gather together and reminisce, one is often shocked by how others remember particular persons and …

What the Supreme Court did (and didn’t) do to religious freedom

Recently, the Magna Carta, in one of its four surviving original copies, the one from Lincoln Cathedral, began a …

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 …

Happy anniversary

Happy Anniversary to me! I just celebrated four years of Marriage with my husband (I know — we are a Hollywood success story). …

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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