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They’re not ‘victims,’ they’re God’s children

Thoughts and comments on the latest Church sex abuse scandals can be found throughout this week’s edition of The Anchor and beyond.

Our priests, our good and faithful …

We need to listen

Saturday 15 September 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.

In the opening scene of that irreverent …

Spiritual paternity, anger, lying and vulnerable adults

In the last two weeks there have been ongoing developments in the clergy scandals that erupted with the revelation of the sexual abuse committed by former …

Catholic Youth Day

Youth ministry is an enigma — all parishes want it; most parishes don’t know how to define it. It is often the second thought of the Faith Formation program; tucked …

Can we pay others to donate a kidney?

Often we envision donating our organs after we are dead, but we can also choose to become an organ donor while we are alive if we share part of our liver or …

We’re in this together

The “universal priesthood,” although misunderstood by non-Catholic Christians, has always undergirded the Church’s understanding of the right worship of God. …

Say it ain’t so

There have been recent calls for Pope Francis (and Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., for that matter) to resign for supposedly knowing about ex-Cardinal …

Will you stay?

Do you too want to leave? A simple question that can be interpreted in so many different ways. If you are ready to leave a place, it is simply a means of asking if the …

Wild is the wind

“The wind is wild tonight, there’s battle in the air.
“The wind is from the west and it seems to come from Clare.”

These lines from poetess Emily …

Touch a heart

The words “please walk” were powerless amidst the sea of kids running and screaming. I diffused one touchy situation by calmly helping to pick up some papers that …

Get your Catholic on!

As I was leaving the Reflection Room at UMass Dartmouth after Adoration Wednesday evening, I looked up and saw a small poster that we had placed there …

The road to sainthood

“If we are called by God to holiness of life, and if holiness is beyond our natural power to achieve (which it certainly is) then it follows that God Himself …

Chapters of a beautiful story

I have often been asked how I can reconcile my faith with the loss of my brother. I have been questioned how my faith continues to grow despite the losses that I have survived. …

A period of vigorous revival

Editor’s note: This continues a series of columns by Father  Buote on Catholic worship.

Political and military intrigue were as common in the ancient Roman Empire …

Remembering Msgr. Moore

I think it was sometime during the summer of 1978 that I first met Father John Moore. Looking back at our first meeting, it occurred in a somewhat of a strange …



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