Diocese says ‘thank you, farewell,’ to bishop at packed cathedral Mass

By Dave Jolivet, Editor

 FALL RIVER, Mass. — The weather outside St. Mary’s Cathedral was spectacular on Tuesday afternoon, and …

Diocesan faithful gather to thank, honor bishop at reception

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

WESTPORT, Mass. — Bishop George W. Coleman’s smile was broader than usual as he strolled into …

Good shepherd leads us in right paths

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

FALL RIVER, Mass. — I may never be granted an audience with a pope, but I have …

WME retreats remind couples that Marriage is a Sacrament

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

WESTFORD, Mass. — Designed as a positive and personal experience for married couples, there are …

Growth, change, enhancements highlight  ‘exciting’ new year for diocesan schools

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Back-to-School commercials began at the tail end of July. For some, back-…

‘Moon over Molokai’  makes brief return to Fairhaven

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Parish in Fairhaven got a dose of the “aloha spirit” …

New Bedford Knights rev-up relief with raffle

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The members of the Father Michael J. McGivney Knights of Columbus, Council …

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Appointed bishop by a saint

I first met Bishop George W. Coleman 18 years ago when I first started The Anchor. He was a monsignor, diocesan vicar …

As the world turns

Friday 29 August 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Passion of John the Baptist

You know me, dear readers, I’m a firm believer …

Parishes, new media and the New Evangelization

Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has been stressing that the most urgent reform in the Church is a …

Ad multos annos, Bishop Coleman

St. Joseph-St. Therese Church has a sign posted on its front lawn announcing various events or Liturgical seasons …

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’…

Is artificial insemination wrong even for married couples?

Artificial insemination introduces sperm into a woman’s body by use of a thin tube (cannula) or other instrument …

Moral chaos should strengthen your faith

While many pious people are wringing their hands over the popular culture and wondering if God will save His people, …

Religious genocide in Iraq?

Last week the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an extraordinary statement about the …

Whom shall I send?

We often wonder if today’s young people get it! Do they understand their faith? Are they willing to live it? Can …

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 …

Blowing in the gentle breeze

It was a beautiful afternoon early in the summer. My friend Sister Claire and I were sitting on the porch at the nursing home. …

Light the way

I was out on a Coast Guard Auxiliary mission one evening and was at the helm of our vessel. I’m not a captain, but all crew need …

We need each other

It doesn’t take much research to discover that human beings need other human beings. Let’s take a quick scan of …

Some fatherly advice

I remember as a little child thinking that my parents knew everything. Every question that I had they had an answer for it, even …

We are the Lord’s

It was the summer of 2005 and many young people from across our diocese were preparing to travel to Cologne, Germany for the …


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