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Fall River diocesan schools: Far from just the old ‘3 Rs’

Fall River diocesan schools: Far from just the old ‘3 Rs’

By Dave Jolivet
Editor
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FALL RIVER, Mass. — There was a time when back-to-school preparations …

Parish representatives attend vocations planning meeting

Parish representatives attend vocations planning meeting

By Kenneth J. Souza
Anchor Staff
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NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — For the second time in as many months, …

Keeping children SAFE in the diocese

Keeping children SAFE in the diocese

By Becky Aubut
Anchor Staff
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Parishes and schools will soon be opening …

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood protests held nationwide, four in Mass.

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood protests held nationwide, four in Mass.

By Christine M. Williams
Anchor Correspondent
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BOSTON — “We have been silent too …

Bishop da Cunha appoints Deacon Joseph Regali director of diocesan Office for Pastoral Planning

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By Kenneth J. Souza
Anchor Staff
kensouza@anchornews.org

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Deacon Joseph E. Regali has always …

A reminder to new generations of sacrifices made for freedom 
Catholic chaplain aboard ‘Big Mamie’ was Spiritual and emotional anchor for crew

A reminder to new generations of sacrifices made for freedom Catholic chaplain aboard ‘Big Mamie’ was Spiritual and emotional anchor for crew

By Dave Jolivet
Editor
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Some see her as an instrument of war and killing; others as a piece …

Learning to give culture of death the boot

Learning to give culture of death the boot

By Becky Aubut
Anchor Staff
beckyaubut@anchornews.org

EASTON, Mass. — The Diocese of Fall River Pro-Life Apostolate …

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Butterflies, paisley shirts, and round-tipped shoes

Butterflies, paisley shirts, and round-tipped shoes

It was about this time each year, when, as a lad, I know my days of marathon stick-ball games, three-on-three hoops games, “…

Footloose

Footloose

28 August 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Feast of St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church

This column …

Christian joy and cheerfulness

Christian joy and cheerfulness

We come to the penultimate article in this 32-part series on the plan of life. Next week I’ll give a synthesis of what we’ve …

A commitment assisted by God’s grace

A commitment assisted by God’s grace

We hear much about same-sex marriage lately. It was certainly a news item following the recent Supreme Court decision. It was new for …

We can’t just passively wait

We can’t just passively wait

On July 30 more than 70 people gathered from several parishes to brainstorm about vocations. The need to be proactive has never been more …

Consenting to the unconscionable

Consenting to the unconscionable

In recent years, scientists in industry and academia have come to rely on freshly-obtained human tissue specimens for certain …

A hazardous construct

A hazardous construct

Most Americans are pondering the darker side of Planned Parenthood. The dark side has always been known: it was founded by Margaret …

On keeping soon-to-be St. Junipero Serra’s statue in the Capitol

On keeping soon-to-be St. Junipero Serra’s statue in the Capitol

The Franciscan friar and missionary who established the first missions in California, Blessed Junipero Serra, is going to be canonized …

Preparing for the harvest

Preparing for the harvest

August is coming to an end and September is waiting just around the corner. With this transition, we hail in a time of harvest, a time to …

A stitch in time

A stitch in time

This morning, as I looked at the chasuble (the outer vestment worn while celebrating Mass) draped over a nearby chair and awaiting …

‘I am going away and I will come back to you’

‘I am going away and I will come back to you’

How exactly do you say goodbye? And is it ever really “goodbye” or is it simply, “see you later”? Now, at the end of my summer experience …

The small miracle of sharing

The small miracle of sharing

This past weekend my wife and I were privileged to accompany Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., on a visit to Nantucket. He celebrated the …

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Sister Joan Chittister, in her book, “Called to Question,” highlighted the active process of the Spiritual life. She said, “The Spiritual …

Leave nothing unsaid

Leave nothing unsaid

Next week, we will begin the semester at UMass Dartmouth with a new retreat for our returning Peer Leadership Team. CorsairWorks is a two-…

He’s been there

He’s been there

This week we celebrated the memorial of one of my favorite saints, St. Augustine. Augustine is a Doctor of …

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 …

Leave nothing unsaid

Leave nothing unsaid

What makes you the person that you are? What do you need to do the make you the person you want to be become? They say actions speak louder …

Our common home

Our common home

The Anchor would like to welcome Robert Rak as a monthly contributor. He is a professor of Environmental Technology and coordinator of the …

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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