Diocesan faithful to be recognized at 46th annual Marian Medals ceremony

Diocesan faithful to be recognized at 46th annual Marian Medals ceremony

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha will award the Marian Medal to 79 laypersons from parishes throughout the Fall …

Remembering La Salette’s tragic loss 15 years later

Remembering La Salette’s tragic loss 15 years later

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — During this month of November when the faithful are asked to remember all …

New Assonet men’s group ramps things up to help someone in need

New Assonet men’s group ramps things up to help someone in need

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

ASSONET, Mass. — There is a group of men from St. Bernard’s Parish in Assonet who, last weekend …

Charis Seekers’ Retreat building UMD’s campus ministry roots

Charis Seekers’ Retreat building UMD’s campus ministry roots

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

WAREHAM, Mass. — The Sacred Hearts Retreat and Spirituality Center in Wareham recently hosted a …

Massachusetts voters approve earned sick time referendum

Massachusetts voters approve earned sick time referendum

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

BOSTON — On Election Day, 60 percent of Massachusetts voters extended the right …

Diocesan Vocations Office prepares for Vocations Awareness Week

Diocesan Vocations Office prepares for Vocations Awareness Week

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — For Father Jay Mello, assistant vocations director for the Fall River Diocese, …

South Dartmouth parish extends  warm welcome on cold, snowy Sunday

South Dartmouth parish extends warm welcome on cold, snowy Sunday

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

SOUTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — It was a Sunday when even faithful Catholics could have stayed away from …

editorial_logo_2

It takes more than simply good intentions

It takes more than simply good intentions

It’s no secret that autumn is my favorite season. Every season has its good and bad, but for me the scales of pros and …

And now, my dear people, let’s all break into small groups

And now, my dear people, let’s all break into small groups

Tuesday 11 November 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Armistice Day

Back in the day, there were nowhere …

True pastoral care for those with same-sex attractions

True pastoral care for those with same-sex attractions

During the recent Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the …

Our challenge this month

Our challenge this month

Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is yet to come. Daylight savings time has ended. The November elections have been completed and …

The importance of lay ecclesial ministers

The importance of lay ecclesial ministers

Across the American continent the Catholic Church is served by lay people who work side-by-side with clergy serving the people whom Christ …

‘Redefining’ Marriage?

‘Redefining’ Marriage?

In the current debate over gay marriage, people sometimes ask: Who should define Marriage? Democrats or Republicans in Congress? …

The Church is the key

The Church is the key

Picture, if you will, an average (old fashioned!) household anywhere in the western world. The parents work hard to provide the necessities, …

Pope Paul VI joins ranks of Blessed

Pope Paul VI joins ranks of Blessed

Recently Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessor Paul VI to be “blessed,” which means that he is worthy of imitation, that people can …

Rejoice always

Rejoice always

As temperatures begin to drop, we begin to ready ourselves for the long winter ahead. We watch as nature scrambles to gather food to hoard …

Up a tree in Kalaupapa

Up a tree in Kalaupapa

We had enjoyed a simple lunch of chicken, potato, and mixed vegetables topped off by a strawberry in chocolate pudding dessert …

Jesus and jellybeans

Jesus and jellybeans

Happy November friends! Amazing that the winter season is already upon us, but if anything it puts us in a position to reflect on how we’re …

Journey in a prayer with St. Teresa of Jesus

Journey in a prayer with St. Teresa of Jesus

As a school community, each morning we have been praying a decade of the Rosary. Hanging on the side wall of my classroom is a framed …

Masks are for Halloween

Masks are for Halloween

I was bopping down Route I-195 the other day heading toward UMass Dartmouth (does anyone say bopping anymore? Oh well, I just did). A song …

The science of Pope Francis

The science of Pope Francis

In two of his public appearances last week, Pope Francis addressed two aspects of Catholic belief that I find …

We all could use a larger plate

We all could use a larger plate

I had a completely different idea in mind for this article, but as we all know, our plans are not always God’s plans. You know the kind of …

Take ownership

Take ownership

What kind of a Church are we? I’m often asked that question by youth, especially in regards to the difference between being Christian …

The government and Marriage

The government and Marriage

When two people decide to get married, where at least one of the spouses is on federal subsidy because of a disability, the government …


2014_seminarians_ad
franciscan_guest_house
© 2014 The Anchor and Anchor Publishing, Fall River, Mass.