Bishop da Cunha’s 2014 Christmas Message: Jesus still is the Reason for the season

Bishop da Cunha’s 2014 Christmas Message: Jesus still is the Reason for the season

Dear Friends in Christ,

As the celebration of the birth of Christ approaches, we become more and more aware of the changes that …

Diocesan Health Facilities focuses on making the season bright for residents

Diocesan Health Facilities focuses on making the season bright for residents

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — No season other than Christmas can generate such a dichotomy of emotions.

Father Leonard M. Mullaney, longtime Mattapoisett pastor, dies

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By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Last week the diocese collectively mourned the passing of Father Leonard …

Scripture Alive is bringing the Good Word to 2015

Scripture Alive is bringing the Good Word to 2015

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — As people harken the new year’s arrival with good cheer, many in the Fall River …

St. Anne’s Food Pantry hopes to get delivery truck

St. Anne’s Food Pantry hopes to get delivery truck

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — If you had to put one thing on Philippe R. Gregoire’s wish list this Christmas, …

Lay ministry continues to grow

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By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Our faith binds us together. We use our God-given gifts …

Bishop da Cunha celebrates Mass with Attleboro area schools

Bishop da Cunha celebrates Mass with Attleboro area schools

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — It was another first for the newly-appointed bishop of the Fall River Diocese, …

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I got this

I got this

It wasn’t as frenetic a scene as played out on television — at least it wasn’t for me.

When Denise went into labor for …

Happy 661st birthday to you

Happy 661st birthday to you

Friday 19 December 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Late Advent Weekday

A few weeks ago, Father …

Opening our hearts for today’s Holy Family and Holy Innocents

Opening our hearts for today’s Holy Family and Holy Innocents

Amid the Good News of great joy of Christmas, astride the reverential beauty of the silent and holy night in …

‘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 …

Relax, Jesus loves you

Relax, Jesus loves you

When I turned over the page of my complimentary wall calendar to the month of December, I was greeted with this message: “Give me the discipline …

Are womb transplants immoral?

Are womb transplants immoral?

A recent news report described the unusual story of a baby’s birth from his grandmother’s womb. A 29-year-old woman from Sweden, …

The gift of the atheists

The gift of the atheists

I remember the deep frustration at one point years ago when a surly teen, despite having been conceived with joy and raised with devoted …

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Two enthralling books were just published that document how two Catholic laymen, Dietrich von Hildebrand and Josef Hartinger, in the …

The Gift of Christmas

The Gift of Christmas

This is truly a wonderful time of the year, a time when even the bitter cold cannot overcome the warmth of the season. There is a joy that …

Up a tree in Kalaupapa

Up a tree in Kalaupapa

We had enjoyed a simple lunch of chicken, potato, and mixed vegetables topped off by a strawberry in chocolate pudding dessert …

Learning experiences

Learning experiences

Here we are again, another month under our belts and rapidly approaching the end of what has been a truly fulfilling year. Before I begin, …

Is my soul OK?

Is my soul OK?

I smiled as one of my young students volunteered to lead prayer. Someone requested we pray for one boy’s sister. He frowned and said, “…

Advent: Christ living among us

Advent: Christ living among us

It’s hard to believe, but the season of Advent begins this weekend! Are we ready? In the words of martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero, “Advent …

Let’s not take the Liturgy for granted

Let’s not take the Liturgy for granted

Every year the second reading in the “Office of Readings” for the Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo challenges …

#NotAshamed

#NotAshamed

I recently did a project with my students. I had them spend some time on their own reading through the book of Proverbs and write down some …

Those who forgive the most love the most

Those who forgive the most love the most

“I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to Your Word” (Lk 1:38). With those words Mary committed and commended …

The government and Marriage

The government and Marriage

When two people decide to get married, where at least one of the spouses is on federal subsidy because of a disability, the government …


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