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Undocumented teen dares to dream of a better life

Undocumented teen dares to dream of a better life

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A junior at New Bedford High School, Denis Rodriguez …

A Lenten reflection: ‘Speak Lord, I’m listening’

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Editor’s note: The following is a Lenten reflection submitted by Holy Union Sister Adrienne DeChamplain, Ph.D., …

A master carver and the Feet of Jesus

A master carver and the Feet of Jesus

By Richard J. Grace, Special to The Anchor

From my location in the choir at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River, I am …

DCCW offering Day of Recollection

DCCW offering Day of Recollection


TAUNTON, Mass. — On April 11, the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will be offering a Day of Recollection …

Calix Society offers faith-based recovery support

Calix Society offers faith-based recovery support

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

TAUNTON, Mass. — When Deacon Robert Craig first became involved with a 12-step program …

Annual Youth Convention:
Beatitudes, Christ and jugglers — oh my!

Annual Youth Convention: Beatitudes, Christ and jugglers — oh my!

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Students from area Catholic schools and parishes will “Have a Be-Atitude” …

Catholic school advocates lobby at statehouse

Catholic school advocates lobby at statehouse

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

BOSTON — Nearly 400 Catholic school supporters from all four Massachusetts …

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The Blues — a cure for the blues

The Blues — a cure for the blues

I’ve mentioned before in this column that life has been throwing a number of curve-balls my way, and I’ve been flailing at …

Sainthood No. 101

Sainthood No. 101

23 March 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — St. Turbius of Mogrovejo Day

Based on feedback from readers …

Holy Week

Holy Week

In a plan of life, the Spiritual game plan designed to form us toward holiness, there are practices recommended …

‘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 …

Undoing a chemical abortion

Undoing a chemical abortion

In 1978, Charles E. Rice, a former Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School made this prediction in his book “Beyond Abortion: …

Marriage is for life

Marriage is for life

Before one considers the point of Marriage, one must remember the point of life, which is to discover God and to serve Him. While Americans …

Forgiving wrongs willingly — Really?

Forgiving wrongs willingly — Really?

Pope Francis just announced that he is proclaiming a special Holy Year of Mercy that will begin on December 8, the 50th anniversary …

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 …

Return to youth in Kalaupapa

Return to youth in Kalaupapa

They were waiting for me in the clearing at the foot of the Kalaupapa trail when I drove up in my Paddy Wagon. It had taken these …

Now is the time to begin

Now is the time to begin

Welcome to March — and Lent! I’ll let you in on a secret. You want to know how I remember we’ve arrived at the Lenten season? Every Friday …

Listening with one’s heart

Listening with one’s heart

At the faculty meeting, I scribbled a note to myself. New to Catholic education, I was in the midst of learning to be super-organized …

Do something

Do something

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? It plays over and over and you just can’t locate the pause button no matter how hard you try? …

Called to be Christ in our world

Called to be Christ in our world

Jesus tells us in the Sermon of the Mount “Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have …

Halfway there (Living on a prayer)

Halfway there (Living on a prayer)

We are about halfway through Lent. All I could think of when I wrote this is the song “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Not that I think that Bon Jovi …

Giving it all up for love

Giving it all up for love

“O my God, I am sorry for my sins, in choosing to sin and failing to do good. I have sinned against You and Your Church. I firmly …

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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