New Bedford prepares for 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — While parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese have all celebrated some …

Local Father Peyton Guild chapter prays for Rosary Priest’s mission of families

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

NORTH EASTON, Mass. — Shortly after the “Rosary Priest” Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton’s sainthood …

CABH projects in full swing during summer

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — During summer, the warm weather encourages those cocooned in their homes during …

Priest challenges parishioners with homework assignment

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ASSONET, Mass. — At the conclusion of Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi, Father …

Diocesan faithful donate more than $4 million to Charities Appeal

Special to The Anchor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Faithful Catholics across the Diocese of Fall River have once again sought the Face …

Pope Francis appoints N.J. Auxiliary Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V., as Bishop of Fall River 
With welcoming words and a hug, torch is passed from one bishop to another

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — At noon, Rome time, on July 3, 6 a.m. eastern time, the Vatican announced …

Pope Francis appoints N.J. Auxiliary Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V., as Bishop of Fall River
Bishop da Cunha extolled by peers as having ‘heart  of a pastor’

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — When Bishop John J. Myers first arrived in Newark, N.J. in 2001 to shepherd …

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I just don’t understand

This past July 2 marked a significant anniversary in the history of this great country. But I’ll bet not many people heard, …

Mother is always right

Thursday 17 July 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Anniversary of the 1918 execution of Czar Nicholas II

On …

The good we can do

The summer is a time in which many parishes host missionaries to beg for Spiritual and material support and to raise the awareness of people …

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’…

Renegade researchers and the future of biomedical research

Producing human embryos in the laboratory for research purposes makes most people uneasy. Even those who tolerate …

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 …

The gift of the Spirit

Ah summer! What a wonderful time of year, everything is in bloom, days are longer, and the sun seems to reach into …

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 …

Granny squares

As I read Dr. Mary Neal’s book, “To Heaven And Back,” my attention was drawn to her analogy of God as Master Weaver and each …

Get your Catholic on!

During orientation last year at UMass Dartmouth, our Campus Ministry office sponsored a tabletop in the campus center. The purpose …

Let’s live it

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul. When one reflects on what they accomplished in the earliest …

Happy anniversary

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

Living day-to-day in the presence of the Lord

We are an Easter people. We live in the hope of the resurrection and we are meant to live in the presence and power of the Spirit …


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