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Annual Diocesan Peace Procession, Fall River, Mass.  •  Oct. 13, 2014

New Bedford school surprises beloved principal of 25 years

New Bedford school surprises beloved principal of 25 years

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — It looked like it would be just another day for Holy Family-Holy Name School …

Annual diocesan peace procession invoking Blessed Mother’s intercession is October 13

Annual diocesan peace procession invoking Blessed Mother’s intercession is October 13

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — For nearly 40 years, pilgrims from parishes across the Fall River Diocese …

Global Lay Fast for Priests is October 18

Global Lay Fast for Priests is October 18

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — St. Therese of Lisieux passionately prayed for priests because …

Traditional Red Mass will recognize legal professionals on October 19

Traditional Red Mass will recognize legal professionals on October 19

By John E. Kearns Jr., Diocesan Director of Communications

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate …

DCCW to sponsor program on human trafficking

DCCW to sponsor program on human trafficking

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Calling human trafficking “a crime against humanity” and “an open wound …

Grieving father opposes death penalty

Grieving father opposes death penalty

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

MASHPEE, Mass. — In 1997, Robert Curley lived every parent’s worst nightmare when his 10-year-old …

Local Scouts serve Catholic parish, community

Local Scouts serve Catholic parish, community

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

SEEKONK, Mass. — American Heritage Girls Troop 3712 starts its second full year …

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A time and a place for each

A time and a place for each

Last week my column took a brief sabbatical. Actually, because of the full special edition for Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, …

First Month in Ordinary Time

First Month in Ordinary Time

Friday 10 October 2012 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Second day of  Succot (Jewish calendar)

They say …

The Church at its best

The Church at its best

One of the most defining moments during my seminary formation happened on Dec. 3, 1995, the day Bishop Eugene de Mazenod, …

Putting on a new coat

Putting on a new coat

In my last article I wrote about the cathedra and its importance in a diocese. You will recall that the term Cathedral comes from the …

God wants to forgive us

God wants to forgive us

September is a month of paradox. For those whose life marches to an academic calendar, September is a time for new beginnings. For those who …

Of proxies and POLSTs: The good and the bad in end-of-life planning

Of proxies and POLSTs: The good and the bad in end-of-life planning

Planning for end-of-life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious …

Ultimate victory is not in the sword

Ultimate victory is not in the sword

There are many appeals to “authentic Islam,” which is purported to be peaceful, reverent of the human person, and an allied faith against …

To serve or not to serve — That is the question

To serve or not to serve — That is the question

As a lawyer, I belong to a profession that is supposed to be dedicated to service — to justice, to my clients, to due process, to the …

Here I am Lord!

Here I am Lord!

We are often steered in different directions in our lives, at times having no clue where we are headed. But generally we find ourselves, even …

Shifting gears on Kalaupapa

Shifting gears on Kalaupapa

I turned the ignition key and without hesitation my Paddy Wagon began to purr in anticipation of the ride. Then I put the shift …

There is always another plan

There is always another plan

Happy September, friends! Can you believe it’s already that time, when school starts up and the shopping for notebooks and pencils commences? …

Winners not whiners

Winners not whiners

Do you remember the toys called Weebles? They were egg-shaped with a heavy base. If you’ve never seen them or if you would like to …

Extraordinary ordinariness

Extraordinary ordinariness

Last week I had the privilege and joy to participate in the installation Mass of our new Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha. From the day that it was …

Involving God in the process

Involving God in the process

While many of our children and youth are well into the school year, we are approaching the midpoint of the …

Where is God in all of this?

Where is God in all of this?

I received an email recently entitled, “Where is God in all of this?” and it is the same question that I get asked often. I believe it is …

Never learn just enough

Never learn just enough

September is here and autumn has begun. I imagine that most of you are now fully immersed in your studies and giving it your …


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