Diocese to mark World Day of Prayer for Vocations with Holy Hour

Diocese to mark World Day of Prayer for Vocations with Holy Hour

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated the fourth Sunday of Easter …

Dynamic faith duo to bring to diocese mission of healing, prayer for priests, love for Eucharist

Dynamic faith duo to bring to diocese mission of healing, prayer for priests, love for Eucharist

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — In chapter 10 of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus sends out 72 disciples “…

Bishop asks faithful to remember the ‘joy’ of giving as Charities Appeal kicks off

Bishop asks faithful to remember the ‘joy’ of giving as Charities Appeal kicks off

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The theme of the 74th annual Catholic Charities Appeal may be a bit …

Catholic Charities Appeal: ‘May we never abandon the poor and less fortunate’

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By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

RAYNHAM, Mass. — There is a call to action around the diocese, as …

Pope Pius X Awards recognize gifts of  service to Bishop Connolly community

Pope Pius X Awards recognize gifts of service to Bishop Connolly community


FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop George W. Coleman, Bishop Emeritus of Fall River, was one of four individuals recognized …

My Brother’s Keeper makes milestone 1,000th delivery

My Brother’s Keeper makes milestone 1,000th delivery

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — My Brother’s Keeper, the Christian charity that provides furniture …

It’s about team on and off the field for JPII student

It’s about team on and off the field for JPII student

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

HYANNIS, Mass. — Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter vigil, thousands of people …

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Dune buggies, moon buggies and spring

Dune buggies, moon buggies and spring

Admit it. We all thought it. At least most of us did. We were sure that the remnants, the tons and tons of remnants of the …

When to ‘fire’ a volunteer

When to ‘fire’ a volunteer

Wednesday 22 April 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Administrative Professionals Day

You know me, …

The difference God made through Francis Cardinal George

The difference God made through Francis Cardinal George

Last Friday, the most impactful American bishop of the last generation, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, …

The new life Easter symbolizes

The new life Easter symbolizes

As you read these words, if your issue of The Anchor has arrived on time, the Lenten season has ended. We are now celebrating the Triduum, …

Care for broken families

Care for broken families

Every post-Resurrection story has one thing in common: no one recognizes Jesus. This seems to be a pattern for us mere mortals; Jesus walks …

Pondering the implications of three-parent embryos

Pondering the implications of three-parent embryos

An ethical Rubicon was crossed when the first in vitro fertilization-conceived baby came into the world in 1978. With human reproduction …

Caught between God and Caesar

Caught between God and Caesar

Cultural fissures are widening around us as people consider which laws they will obey and which they find intolerable. We chafe, we …

Crime and punishment — Here and now

Crime and punishment — Here and now

Last week a Bristol County jury found former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder, for which he received …

Our Resurrection message

Our Resurrection message

Transition is one of those words that evokes a multitude of feelings and emotions ranging anywhere from hope to fear. During our Lenten journey, …

Cat on a hot tin roof

Cat on a hot tin roof

It was time for my evening walk and Bailey accompanied me as is his custom. We walked past the care home where a nurse is always …

Going home

Going home

On March 19 the world lost someone special: a quiet, unassuming man of faith, my grandfather, who we affectionately refer to as “Pa,” left …

Is it really that simple?

Is it really that simple?

I stared out the window. My heart was heavy with worry and doubt. Behind me I heard the unmistakable sounds of changing classes. As …

Alter your course

Alter your course

Several weeks ago, at an information night for those discerning their call to the permanent diaconate, Father Bob Oliveira told a story of …

Being missionaries of love

Being missionaries of love

“He loved His own in the world and He loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1).

There is a story told about the Apostle …

He has Risen indeed

He has Risen indeed

Happy Easter all!! It’s that time of year when all the bunnies are put away, the eggs have all been found, and we are gradually working off …

Superheroes

Superheroes

Who is your superhero? 

During last month’s Youth Rallies at Bishop Stang High School, I pondered that question as was asked …

Churches offer community opportunities for the blind

Churches offer community opportunities for the blind

While we, as blind people, try our best to get involved in our communities on our own, one vehicle that helps us accomplish this …

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