Father Jay Maddock to be honored at NCEA convention

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By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Father Jay Maddock, V.F., will receive the 2015 Distinguished …

Universal Church taps into diocesan talent pool to assist her mission

Universal Church taps into diocesan talent pool to assist her mission

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — When a man hears a call from God to serve Him as a priest, and …

Evangelizing starts at home

Evangelizing starts at home

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

LAWRENCE, Mass. — When 10-year-old Guadalupe Ospino arrived from Guatemala in 1992, her …

Philosopher Peter Kreeft to speak at Proclaim & Magnify Conference

Philosopher Peter Kreeft to speak at Proclaim & Magnify Conference

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Faithful from far and wide will gather at …

Diocesan faithful complete ‘informative,  helpful’ ‘Beginning Apologetics’ course

Diocesan faithful complete ‘informative, helpful’ ‘Beginning Apologetics’ course


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Six women and three men, representing six parishes in the New Bedford Deanery, received Certificates …

Fall River Catholic churches hosting Lenten Mission

Fall River Catholic churches hosting Lenten Mission


FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Catholic parishes of the Greater Fall River area will be jointly sponsoring a Lenten Mission …

Sister Helen Prejean, author of ‘Dead Man Walking,’ to speak at Stonehill

Sister Helen Prejean, author of ‘Dead Man Walking,’ to speak at Stonehill


NORTH EASTON, Mass. — Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death …

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Of wrestling and kitty litter

Of wrestling and kitty litter

Lent began for me a few years ago, and the desert feeling of the Liturgical season just won’t let go.

There are weeks when …

Prayer for snow

Prayer for snow

Monday 23 February 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Lenten Monday No. 1

In a cave high in the …

Bold Christian fasting

Bold Christian fasting

On Ash Wednesday, Jesus spoke about three elements central to a Christian plan of life: prayer, fasting and …

‘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 …

Medical assistance with the battle of the bulge

Medical assistance with the battle of the bulge

Bariatric surgery, which often involves banding of the stomach, is a widely-used procedure for treating severe obesity. Another …

Marriage and the wider community

Marriage and the wider community

America is famous for its sense of personal freedom, which is interpreted in a strictly libertarian fashion. From the Pilgrims who …

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 …

‘All day, all night, Marianne’

‘All day, all night, Marianne’

“All day, all night, Marianne,
Down by the seaside siftin’ sand.
Even little children love Marianne,
Down by the seaside siftin’ …

Blocking out the noise

Blocking out the noise

It seems that this semester is going to be a busy one. Actually, that’s an understatement and any one of my peers would be quick to correct …

Who is God and who am I?

Who is God and who am I?

I entered the art classroom where I had been assigned substitute coverage. It had been a long day. Wearily, I placed my books down. …

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 …

God loves you too much not to forgive you

God loves you too much not to forgive you

Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium tells us “God never tires of forgiving us; we are …

Catching flies

Catching flies

I love idioms. I love starting a sentence with, “You know what they say.” I love trying to figure out where they originate from and what the …

Enter the journey

Enter the journey

And the journey begins again. Welcome to Lent. How wonderful it is to be reminded that God loves and forgives us no matter what, …

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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