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...

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...

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...

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...

Video extols diocesan schools’ quick transition during COVID-19 pandemic

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Catholic Schools Alliance of the Fall River Diocese recently posted a two-and-a-half-minute video extolling the...

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...

‘See All the People,’ the 79th annual Catholic Appeal kicks off; seeks to aid...

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — The 79th annual Catholic Appeal is kicking off during an extraordinary year for the Diocese of Fall River and the...

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...

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...

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...

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