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Diocesan faithful, students heading to annual March for Life

Diocesan faithful, students heading to annual March for Life

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Excitement is building and anticipation is growing among the …

Ministering in the age of Francis

Ministering in the age of Francis

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

BOSTON — His papacy began on Mar. 13, 2013; he is the first Jesuit pope, the first from …

Parish choir members raise voices, funds for elderly in need

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By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — It’s a widely believed concept that music can help soothe and …

Dynamic Catholic Institute offers world-class resources to parishes

Dynamic Catholic Institute offers world-class resources to parishes

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The most successful New Evangelization initiative …

Dartmouth Knights council receives top international award

Dartmouth Knights council receives top international award


DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Knights of Columbus Council No. 14236 in Dartmouth has received the distinction of Triple Star …

CSS takes proactive role in informing area immigrants on recent reforms 

CSS takes proactive role in informing area immigrants on recent reforms

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — On November 20, President Barack Obama decreed a presidential executive …

New Bedford pastor hopes to start new chapter for homeless

New Bedford pastor hopes to start new chapter for homeless

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — While most people welcomed the dawn of 2015 with a litany of …

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Fighting fire with fire

Fighting fire with fire

Fighting fire with fire is an oft-used expression, but, I believe many oft-used phrases are spoken without much thought given …

#300/45Y

#300/45Y

16 January 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Second Annual Vianney Awards 

And now, dear readers, …

The heroic moment

The heroic moment

Last week we began a series on a Catholic plan of life, a program of Spiritual practices designed to help us …

‘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 …

Renew your membership

Renew your membership

Last week we were invited to Jesus’ Baptism, how nice. The Baptism of the Lord shows up in all of the Gospels, but the evangelists must have …

Esteeming our elders and fostering solidarity across generations

Esteeming our elders and fostering solidarity across generations

Occasionally we hear disturbing stories in the media about young people who perpetrate abuse against the elderly. In a widely-…

Tessarae — Assembling the pieces

Tessarae — Assembling the pieces

In his homily on the Solemnity of Mary on the first day of this year, Anchor columnist Father Roger Landry examined the Gospel reference …

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Two enthralling books were just published that document how two Catholic laymen, Dietrich von Hildebrand and Josef Hartinger, in the …

The Gift of Christmas

The Gift of Christmas

This is truly a wonderful time of the year, a time when even the bitter cold cannot overcome the warmth of the season. There is a joy that …

Joy to the World; Christmas In Kalaupapa

Joy to the World; Christmas In Kalaupapa

It was some minutes after 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. We had just celebrated our first Christmas Mass in company with our sisters …

New year, new trials, new heart

New year, new trials, new heart

Many blessings for the start of a new year, everyone! With January started and underway, I decided to flip through the devotional that my …

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?

The Church of the Immaculate Conception is breath-taking. It is the convent chapel of the Sisters of Providence located at Saint-Mary-…

Resolution: A healthier soul this year

Resolution: A healthier soul this year

With the beautiful feast of Christmas behind us, we now turn our attention to the New Year, which is quickly approaching. At the beginning …

Reclaiming the Sabbath

Reclaiming the Sabbath

While most people returned to a full week of work and school this week, the majority of our college students …

You got owned

You got owned

Happy New Year! I was listening to the radio the other day and they asked how long after the first of January you can still say “Happy New …

Those who forgive the most love the most

Those who forgive the most love the most

“I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to Your Word” (Lk 1:38). With those words Mary committed and commended …

God in the schools

God in the schools

When I went to elementary school nearly 50 years ago, it was a great feeling to be told by my teacher that it was time to pray. …


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