World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Pope St. Pius X Youth Award recipients react to honor

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By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — When he was first notified that he’d be receiving the 2015 Pope …

Videos illustrate when it comes to the annual Charities Appeal, it is indeed ‘What We Do’

Videos illustrate when it comes to the annual Charities Appeal, it is indeed ‘What We Do’

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Every picture is worth a thousand words, and the millions of words …

Breaking down diocese’s responses to the latest synod questionnaire

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By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — In October of 2014, the Synod of Bishops entered into the formation …

New Catholic Citizenship head seeks to expand reach

New Catholic Citizenship head seeks to expand reach

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

SANDWICH, Mass. — The new head of Catholic Citizenship plans to focus …

HCFM website enables visitors to send free eCards and prayers to moms everywhere during May

HCFM website enables visitors to send free eCards and prayers to moms everywhere during May


EASTON, Mass. — Mom wants only one thing this Mother’s Day: your loving presence. And the best way to share that …

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Where is your God?

Where is your God?

I awoke this morning with an unexpected tune floating around in my head. The song came out in July 1974, written by legendary …

Ministry can be messy

Ministry can be messy

Friday 1 May 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — May Day 

We have finally arrived, dear readers, at …

Uniting our work to God

Uniting our work to God

When we look at a plan of life, the Spiritual practices meant to help us unite our whole life to God, it’s key for us to examine …

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 …

Remain in Me

Remain in Me

Spring is upon us the trees are blooming, flowers are shedding the winter dullness for the splendor of their vibrant colors. Life teems all …

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 …

Time to let your light shine

Time to let your light shine

The other day I was meeting with a high school student in my parish preparing for Confirmation. One of the …

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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