A tale of two cities: Success on both ‘sides of the bridges’

A tale of two cities: Success on both ‘sides of the bridges’

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

HYANNIS, Mass. — In last week’s edition, The Anchor featured the marriage of Coyle and Cassidy …

Chapel picking: A tour of Stonehill College’s campus ‘Sacred spaces’

Chapel picking: A tour of Stonehill College’s campus ‘Sacred spaces’

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

EASTON, Mass. — During a recent tour of the chapels scattered throughout the nearly 400-acre …

Wareham parish next to launch its own Day of Evangelization

Wareham parish next to launch its own Day of Evangelization

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

WAREHAM, Mass. — On November 1, St. Patrick’s Parish in Wareham will see its doors open after an …

Bishops back ballot measure for earned sick leave

Bishops back ballot measure for earned sick leave

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

BOSTON — The four bishops of Massachusetts have thrown their support behind a ballot …

Rev. Dr. Robert P. Lawrence to speak at area men’s First Friday Club

Rev. Dr. Robert P. Lawrence to speak at area men’s First Friday Club

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence, pastor emeritus and former senior minister of the First Congregational Church in …

Editor of America, native  of diocese, to return for St. Mary’s Fund benefit

Editor of America, native of diocese, to return for St. Mary’s Fund benefit

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

WESTPORT, Mass. — When he was appointed the editor-in-chief of America two years ago — the …

Two storied Taunton schools easily transition into one, successful institution of learning

Two storied Taunton schools easily transition into one, successful institution of learning

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

TAUNTON, Mass. — The examples can be found in living organisms, including mankind; and the business …

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No one could do a thing about it

No one could do a thing about it

This October has provided quite a few days that were more summer-like than autumn. Not wanting to waste such gifts, Denise, …

How to be a perfect stranger

How to be a perfect stranger

Tuesday 21 October 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Kim Kardashian’s 34th birthday

During the summer …

Sounding a clear trumpet on the Gospel of the Family

Sounding a clear trumpet on the Gospel of the Family

St. Paul says that if soldiers are being summoned to battle, it’s key that they hear the call of a clear and unambiguous …

Putting on a new coat

Putting on a new coat

In my last article I wrote about the cathedra and its importance in a diocese. You will recall that the term Cathedral comes from the …

The importance of lay ecclesial ministers

The importance of lay ecclesial ministers

Across the American continent the Catholic Church is served by lay people who work side-by-side with clergy serving the people whom Christ …

‘Redefining’ Marriage?

‘Redefining’ Marriage?

In the current debate over gay marriage, people sometimes ask: Who should define Marriage? Democrats or Republicans in Congress? …

Of math and man

Of math and man

Those who follow the news — Catholics and non-Catholics alike — understand that something is taking place in Rome, something to do …

To serve or not to serve — That is the question

To serve or not to serve — That is the question

As a lawyer, I belong to a profession that is supposed to be dedicated to service — to justice, to my clients, to due process, to the …

Rejoice always

Rejoice always

As temperatures begin to drop, we begin to ready ourselves for the long winter ahead. We watch as nature scrambles to gather food to hoard …

Kalaupapa, window of opportunity

Kalaupapa, window of opportunity

I had never done this previously in my 70 years of living, though it is not unheard of in my own family. Several years ago, while …

There is always another plan

There is always another plan

Happy September, friends! Can you believe it’s already that time, when school starts up and the shopping for notebooks and pencils commences? …

Winners not whiners

Winners not whiners

Do you remember the toys called Weebles? They were egg-shaped with a heavy base. If you’ve never seen them or if you would like to …

Extraordinary ordinariness

Extraordinary ordinariness

Last week I had the privilege and joy to participate in the installation Mass of our new Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha. From the day that it was …

Involving God in the process

Involving God in the process

While many of our children and youth are well into the school year, we are approaching the midpoint of the …

Come, follow Me

Come, follow Me

Each year at Bishop Stang High School we have an all school summer reading book. This year we chose “Between the Savior and the Sea” by Bob …

Take ownership

Take ownership

What kind of a Church are we? I’m often asked that question by youth, especially in regards to the difference between being Christian …

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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