Diocesan faithful recognized at 46th annual Marian Medals ceremony

Diocesan faithful recognized at 46th annual Marian Medals ceremony

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

Anchor columnist becomes a  Sisters of Providence associate

Anchor columnist becomes a Sisters of Providence associate

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — On November 8 at Church of the Immaculate Conception, on the grounds of the …

Buzzards Bay parishioners celebrate 100 years of faithfulness

Buzzards Bay parishioners celebrate 100 years of faithfulness

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — For a century the parishioners of St. Margaret Church …

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 …

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 …

Priceless

Priceless

Sunday 16 November 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — 22nd anniversary of the universal “Catechism of …

Praying for those praying for us

Praying for those praying for us

It’s a lesson I’ve never forgotten. 

Several years ago I was talking to a friend of mine, a cloistered Dominican nun I’ve …

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 …

Judgment

Judgment

“When did we see You hungry and feed You? When did we see You a stranger and welcome You? When did we see You ill or in prison and visit You?” …

Physician-assisted suicide and confronting our fears

Physician-assisted suicide and confronting our fears

The prospect of a very attractive, recently-married young woman with a terminal illness facing excruciating pain and suffering …

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 …

Living now what matters forever

Living now what matters forever

We often wonder how people make it through crisis and trials. How they manage to hold their heads up high, even when everything around them …

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 …

Detachment from stuff — the true spirit of humility

Detachment from stuff — the true spirit of humility

What do you think all these words have in common: fear, anger, jealousy, guilt, frustration, sadness, misery, possessiveness …

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_house2
© 2014 The Anchor and Anchor Publishing, Fall River, Mass.