Synod email incorrect

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Please note that the email address listed in prior Anchor editions should have read synodinput@anchornews.org. It was incorrectly listed as synodnews@anchornews.org. If you have previously...

Pope Francis’ New Year’s Message 2020

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Peace as a journey of hope: Dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversion 1. Peace, a journey of hope in the face of obstacles and trial Peace is...

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...

Diocese loses two beloved priests during Christmas week

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FALL RIVER — The Fall River Diocese recently lost two beloved priests; one shortly before and one after Christmas Day. Msgr. John J. Smith, 89,...

Youth the focus of Fall River Lenten Mission

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Father Thomas Washburn, rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral and pastor of Good Shepherd and St. Stanislaus parishes, which make up...

Awesome Act of Generosity Keeps the Road to Recovery Wide Open for Area Women

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By Dave Jolivet, Editor HYANNIS — It’s not often when a vehicle, one that is much needed, breathes its last, and it turns out to...

Holy Family-Holy Name appoints new principal

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Father Michael Racine, pastor of Holy Family Holy Name School as well as the Whaling City Catholic Community of St....

St. Lawrence Church 200th Anniversary Mass is November 21

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part history of St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford. The introduction was written by the editor....

Taunton Deanery invites area faithful to a time of unity and prayer in Lenten...

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TAUNTON, Mass. — Catholic faithful in the greater Taunton area, much like folks across the Diocese of Fall River, have experienced changes and challenges...

Five diocesan priests set to retire this month

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By Dave Jolivet SOUTH YARMOUTH — As Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands slip into mid-summer activities, five diocesan priests will soon embark on...

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