Diocesan faithful donate record amount to Charities Appeal

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., asked faithful across the Diocese of Fall River to imagine …

Legacy, heritage of Bishop da Cunha’s late father will live on in family, friends

Legacy, heritage of Bishop da Cunha’s late father will live on in family, friends

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha told The Anchor that although his father …

St. Mary’s Education Fund receives a FACE-lift

St. Mary’s Education Fund receives a FACE-lift

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — At last week’s annual summertime event that helps raise money for …

Experience God’s love and healing at Hispanic Pilgrimage

Experience God’s love and healing at Hispanic Pilgrimage

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Pilgrimages to holy shrines help us recall the …

Deacon Jack Schrader to be ordained by bishop July 11

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By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — In the days leading up to his priestly ordination, Deacon Jack …

Seekonk parishioner, PC grad heeds the call to join the Dominican order

Seekonk parishioner, PC grad heeds the call to join the Dominican order

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

REHOBOTH, Mass. — As a young lad, Joseph Day used to tell his parents he wanted to …

Dominican Sister starts new chapter after 26 years at Marian Manor

Dominican Sister starts new chapter after 26 years at Marian Manor

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

TAUNTON, Mass. — There is a bittersweet moment happening at Marian Manor in Taunton. …

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The Two Wise Men, and one not-so-much

The Two Wise Men, and one not-so-much

From the very beginning, the Almighty has chosen certain people to fulfill His wishes for humanity.

Adam and Eve were chosen …

My Cape Cod life

My Cape Cod life

Wednesday 15 July 2015 — Nantucket Sound — Night of the New Moon

The statistics are in. Independence …

Holy work

Holy work

On July 11 we celebrated the feast of St. Benedict, which annually provides an occasion for the Church to focus on the Benedictine …

Pray for vocations

Pray for vocations

Several days ago I received an invitation from Deacon Jack Schrader to attend his ordination and first Mass. He will be ordained a …

Protecting mankind from self-destruction

Protecting mankind from self-destruction

Everyone is talking about Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Laudato Si’, “On Care for Our Common Home.” Theologians, politicians, scientists, …

Changing my body to ‘match’ my ‘identity’?

Changing my body to ‘match’ my ‘identity’?

The famous Olympian Bruce Jenner made headlines recently when he told ABC News, “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman. That …

Foundering on confusion

Foundering on confusion

My first reaction to the judicial decision to call same-sex unions “marriages” was the grief and discouragement common to many, but …

Happy birthday to the rule of law

Happy birthday to the rule of law

June 15, was the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta, the “Great Charter” which inaugurated government limited by the rule of law. When …

Going the distance

Going the distance

Beyond the doors of our day-to-day lives, there is so much hatred and mistrust of our fellow brothers and sisters, yet we experience moments …

Hatched, matched and dispatched on Molokai

Hatched, matched and dispatched on Molokai

As we checked in at the former Pau Hana Inn, I received a warm welcome capped by a big hug from graphic designer, Laura Pilz. …

Direct my steps

Direct my steps

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked about packing and unpacking, moving and relocating in the past few weeks. Nor can I count the …

Amazing grace

Amazing grace

For the past two weeks the phrase “amazing grace” has reverberated through my consciousness. I heard the refrain during a litany of news reports …

Wiping the Face of Christ

Wiping the Face of Christ

This weekend’s Gospel will feature Jesus sending out the disciples two-by-two (Mk 6: 7-13). Earlier in the week the Gospel reading …

They have gone the distance

They have gone the distance

During the closing ceremonies of Christian Leadership Institute I challenged the graduates to “now, go out and make a difference in the world.” …

A day in the life

A day in the life

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article here that outlined a day in the parish. I recently did another one …

Wherever You send me

Wherever You send me

Last year at Bishop Stang High School the administration started a new “legacy” recognition for faculty on the last day of school. Teachers …

The good you do through the gift you are

The good you do through the gift you are

I look forward to this time of year when I see many of you feeling the excitement of graduation and taking the next step on your …

The Fresh Bread of our existence

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One of the most satisfying smells that I have memory of was walking by the Continental Bakery on a Sunday morning on our way …

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