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Calix Society offers faith-based recovery support

Calix Society offers faith-based recovery support

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

TAUNTON, Mass. — When Deacon Robert Craig first became involved with a 12-step program …

Annual Youth Convention:
Beatitudes, Christ and jugglers — oh my!

Annual Youth Convention: Beatitudes, Christ and jugglers — oh my!

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Students from area Catholic schools and parishes will “Have a Be-Atitude” …

Catholic school advocates lobby at statehouse

Catholic school advocates lobby at statehouse

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

BOSTON — Nearly 400 Catholic school supporters from all four Massachusetts …

Fall River Catholic schools
fine arts night is March 24

Fall River Catholic schools fine arts night is March 24


FALL RIVER, Mass. — With the success of last year’s first-time collaboration, the six Catholic schools in the city …

HCFM president’s Lenten Mission to focus on how all families are ‘holy families’

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By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

RAYNHAM, Mass. — It seems that whenever Servant of God Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton …

Historic cathedral pipe organ being restored, resurrected

Historic cathedral pipe organ being restored, resurrected

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Faithful attending Mass celebrations at the Cathedral of St. …

Stang students exemplify Catholic education

Stang students exemplify Catholic education

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Rooted in a Spiritual community, Bishop Stang High School is …

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Say it ain’t so, Jorge!

Say it ain’t so, Jorge!

One of the problems with my being a sports fanatic, and not just a casual fan, is the fact that I tend to take things personally.

When the saint from Ipanema goes surfing

When the saint from Ipanema goes surfing

Friday 20 March 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — first day of spring (hooray!) 

When I say I keep …

The fruits of frequent Confession

The fruits of frequent Confession

Last week we considered the practice of frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation in …

‘Let it begin with me’

‘Let it begin with me’

The Advent readings are, for me, among the most beautiful of the entire year.  They speak of healing, hope, promise, prosperity, peace …

The importance of Marriage and families

The importance of Marriage and families

The Church is once again asking us to do some soul searching, most specifically when it comes to Marriage and families. Back in October of …

Undoing a chemical abortion

Undoing a chemical abortion

In 1978, Charles E. Rice, a former Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School made this prediction in his book “Beyond Abortion: …

Marriage is for life

Marriage is for life

Before one considers the point of Marriage, one must remember the point of life, which is to discover God and to serve Him. While Americans …

Knowing and loving our enemies

Knowing and loving our enemies

Recently, our news has been full of stories of atrocious killings perpetrated in the name of religion: ISIS, or the so-called Islamic …

When did I see You?

When did I see You?

The season of Lent is a time to look at ourselves, to take a deeper look into our lives and see what it is we may need to amend, what is good …

Return to youth in Kalaupapa

Return to youth in Kalaupapa

They were waiting for me in the clearing at the foot of the Kalaupapa trail when I drove up in my Paddy Wagon. It had taken these …

Now is the time to begin

Now is the time to begin

Welcome to March — and Lent! I’ll let you in on a secret. You want to know how I remember we’ve arrived at the Lenten season? Every Friday …

Listening with one’s heart

Listening with one’s heart

At the faculty meeting, I scribbled a note to myself. New to Catholic education, I was in the midst of learning to be super-organized …

Discombobulated

Discombobulated

I don’t know about you but the weather this month has left me sort of confused, out of sorts, discombobulated. I find that the lack of a normal …

Called to be Christ in our world

Called to be Christ in our world

Jesus tells us in the Sermon of the Mount “Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have …

Halfway there (Living on a prayer)

Halfway there (Living on a prayer)

We are about halfway through Lent. All I could think of when I wrote this is the song “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Not that I think that Bon Jovi …

Giving it all up for love

Giving it all up for love

“O my God, I am sorry for my sins, in choosing to sin and failing to do good. I have sinned against You and Your Church. I firmly …

Churches offer community opportunities for the blind

Churches offer community opportunities for the blind

While we, as blind people, try our best to get involved in our communities on our own, one vehicle that helps us accomplish this …

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