Combat-tested chaplain comes to area to help faithful fight battle against evil

Combat-tested chaplain comes to area to help faithful fight battle against evil

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The origin of Lent is found in the desert where Christ battled …

Newly sworn-in District Attorney cites importance of faith, family

Newly sworn-in District Attorney cites importance of faith, family

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — If it wasn’t already evident that faith and family are two pillars …

Countering bullying with a Catholic response

Countering bullying with a Catholic response

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

WORCESTER, Mass. — As the third of eight sons, Kevin Dowd decided to break away from following …

Area Catholics offer prayers for Coptic Orthodox martyrs

Area Catholics offer prayers for Coptic Orthodox martyrs

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Local Catholics have prayed in solidarity with Coptic …

editorial_logo_2

A city loses its heart

A city loses its heart

I wonder if Pawtucket, R.I. is an organ donor, because what else will the Boston Red Sox do with the city’s collective heart …

And so, my dear people, lettuce

And so, my dear people, lettuce

Thursday 5 March 2015 — Icebound in Falmouth Harbor — Full Lenten Moon

This Lent, I’ve resolved to …

Almsgiving

Almsgiving

On Ash Wednesday, Jesus spoke about three elements central to a Christian plan of life. Last week we discussed …

‘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’ …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …


2014_seminarians_ad
franciscan_guest_house2

© 2015 The Anchor and Anchor Publishing, Fall River, Mass.