Catholic Social Services adjusts to life during and after Coronavirus crisis

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — Even before the looming threat of COVID-19 completely derailed life for everyone, there were already people...

Catholic Relief Services launches ‘Lead the Way on Hunger’ campaign amidst pandemic

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the global aid agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, is inviting American Catholics and others of...

Chalk this gesture up as a prime example of a special bond between a...

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — There was a time when chalk was used by youngsters to map out a hopscotch diagram on...

Mother-daughter duo and members of diocesan school system team up to create masks for...

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By Dave JolivetCo-Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org ATTLEBORO, Mass. — With fabric, elastic, pipe cleaners and thread that, in total, could span nearly two football fields, a mother-daughter combo...

Taunton hospital deacon ‘sees Jesus’ in COVID-19 patients; pastoral care team provides comfort, support

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org TAUNTON, Mass. — Last year at this time, Deacon Anthony Cipriano, director of Pastoral Care of the Sick at Morton Hospital...

Masses to resume in diocese May 30-31 following guidelines

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Following Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement on May 18 allowing the resumption of services at houses of worship in Massachusetts, Bishop...

First Communion, Confirmation celebrations waiting to see if restrictions are lifted

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — As if this past Holy Week and Easter weren’t already strange enough, pastors everywhere now find...

Parishes working to provide food, meals during pandemic

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, Father Michael R. Nagle, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish on Martha’s...

Generosity enables Mashpee parish to continue charitable efforts during pandemic

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org MASHPEE, Mass. — While people continue to adapt to the “new normal” in response to COVID-19, there are people throughout...

Diocesan permanent deacons, aspirants maintain brotherhood despite social distancing mandates

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org SWANSEA, Mass. ­­— As we travel deeper into the pandemic, social gatherings are looking more and more like the opening credits...

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