anchor_editorial_logo_2

Will the dream ever become a reality?

January 15 will mark the 90th birthday of one of my greatest heroes, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As I have mentioned countless times in this column, I still vividly …

Pope Francis’ letter to the U.S. bishops

On January 1, Pope Francis wrote an extraordinary eight-page letter to the bishops of the United States as they were preparing to convene at Mundelein …

Holy families

It is always so much fun to see the many families on display during the Christmas Masses. If you have been around a long time you see the return of grown-up children …

Gene-edited babies and the runaway train of IVF

In November 2018, a Chinese scientist named He Jankui (known to his associates as “JK”) claimed that he had successfully produced the world’s first gene-edited …

The prism of holiness

We have before us the opportunity to dedicate a new year to the Lord; and amidst all the worthy secular resolutions, I would also recommend embracing anew …

Grateful for everything

Thanksgiving is an awesome time of year. A time to take stock, at harvest season, of all the good things — family, friends, peace, prosperity — in our …

What should I do?

’Tis the season of glad tidings and great joy. It is a time of year in which we are reminded to slow down and to take heed of those around us. Yet for too many of us, …

Room at the inn

The bus was filled to capacity and one very pregnant woman was left standing in the aisle up front in the clear view of all the other passengers. …

This Advent be a Star of Bethlehem

The Missal had a prayer booklet inside the back cover. I skimmed the biography then read the St. Jude Prayer for Today. I reached the line, “I pray that today …

All that truly matters

Welcome to 2019! 

The years seem to move more and more quickly, don’t they? I look back and can’t believe how long it has been since I graduated from college. …

Moving forward in faith, hope and love

In my prayer over the readings for this weekend, I reflected on how the situation in the first reading from the prophet Jeremiah speaks to the circumstances …

The perfect presence

Happy Advent!

Week three — the week of joy. If we are not already in panic mode about last-minute shopping and finding the perfect present, then we will be soon! Every year …



franciscan_guest_house_web

© 2019 The Anchor and Anchor Publishing    †    Fall River, Massachusetts