Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha’s September 24 installation to be televised live

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Fall River Diocese will welcome a new shepherd next week as Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., is installed …

Road to Fall River was led by spirit of faith, devotion, and adventure

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

NEWARK, N.J. — In a recent interview in the humble home of Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. in …

Our Lady’s ‘Silver Rose’ to make second trek through diocese

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus will be participating in a North …

Unbound ministry brings its message to local parishes

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

KANSAS CITY, Kan. ­— Formerly called Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Unbound was founded …

Blind faith: The miraculous ministry of Father Patrick Martin

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ASSONET, Mass. — Carrying a cane and guided by Father Michael Racine and Deacon …

Bishop Coleman reflects on 50 years of diocesan ministry

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — “I have too many unread books,” Bishop George W. Coleman told The Anchor during …

Longtime Cape pastor to head La Salette apparition site in France

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

BREWSTER, Mass. — As a seminarian at La Salette Seminary in East Brewster, Father Bernard Baris, …

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Wrong side of the tracks

I had the good fortune last week to travel to Newark, N.J. to meet with our soon-to-be Bishop of Fall River, Bishop Edgar …

The tide goes out

Tuesday 9 September 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — night of the Full Harvest Moon 

There’s a certain ebb and …

The sad and scandalous controversy over Sheen’s beatification

During my time in college and seminary, I developed a great devotion to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. I would regularly listen …

Ad multos annos, Bishop Coleman

St. Joseph-St. Therese Church has a sign posted on its front lawn announcing various events or Liturgical seasons throughout the year. …

Make the Good News sound good

Last month I had to travel to a conference in St. Louis and found myself in the “C” group for boarding on that airline that doesn’t assign …

Is artificial insemination wrong even for married couples?

Artificial insemination introduces sperm into a woman’s body by use of a thin tube (cannula) or other instrument to bring about …

Moral chaos should strengthen your faith

While many pious people are wringing their hands over the popular culture and wondering if God will save His people, I find that the …

Religious genocide in Iraq?

Last week the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an extraordinary statement about the situation in Iraq. …

Whom shall I send?

We often wonder if today’s young people get it! Do they understand their faith? Are they willing to live it? Can we trust them to be the Church …

Dropping a line in Kalaupapa

I can well remember catching my very first fish. It was on a Sunday afternoon in the summer time of my primary school days. On …

There is always another plan

Happy September, friends! Can you believe it’s already that time, when school starts up and the shopping for notebooks and pencils commences? …

What’s in a name?

While driving to work the other day, I turned on the radio and caught the Jim Croce song “I’ve Got a Name.” I smiled at the words, “…

Tell yourself what to think

There was a time when ships were built of wood, because it was commonly believed that in order to float they had to be built of materials …

Going deeper into the mystery of God

I recall when I was participating in college orientation as a freshman (a few years ago), one of the speakers …

Some fatherly advice

I remember as a little child thinking that my parents knew everything. Every question that I had they had an answer for it, even if that answer …

We are the Lord’s

It was the summer of 2005 and many young people from across our diocese were preparing to travel to Cologne, Germany for the …


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