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Annual Diocesan Peace Procession, Fall River, Mass.  •  Oct. 13, 2014

Editor of America, native  of diocese, to return for St. Mary’s Fund benefit

Editor of America, native of diocese, to return for St. Mary’s Fund benefit

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

WESTPORT, Mass. — When he was appointed the editor-in-chief of America two years ago — the …

Two storied Taunton schools easily transition into one, successful institution of learning

Two storied Taunton schools easily transition into one, successful institution of learning

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

TAUNTON, Mass. — The examples can be found in living organisms, including mankind; and the business …

Bishops urge support of ballot casino repeal

Bishops urge support of ballot casino repeal

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

BOSTON — Casino tycoons assure Bay Staters that they will bring jobs and revenue …

World Mission Sunday: A Eucharistic celebration for all the world

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World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves …

New Bedford school surprises beloved principal of 25 years

New Bedford school surprises beloved principal of 25 years

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — It looked like it would be just another day for Holy Family-Holy Name School …

Annual diocesan peace procession invoking Blessed Mother’s intercession is October 13

Annual diocesan peace procession invoking Blessed Mother’s intercession is October 13

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — For nearly 40 years, pilgrims from parishes across the Fall River Diocese …

Global Lay Fast for Priests is October 18

Global Lay Fast for Priests is October 18

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — St. Therese of Lisieux passionately prayed for priests because …

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You’re doing good!

You’re doing good!

It happens every once in while. And when it does, it feels like it happens way too often.

The “it” of which I speak refers …

In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed … and the rest is history

In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed … and the rest is history

13 October 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Columbus Day

You know me, dear readers, I’m a great fan …

A lighthouse in turbulent seas

A lighthouse in turbulent seas

On Sunday, Pope Francis will beatify his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, the one who guided the Church when Jorgé Bergoglio …

Putting on a new coat

Putting on a new coat

In my last article I wrote about the cathedra and its importance in a diocese. You will recall that the term Cathedral comes from the …

God wants to forgive us

God wants to forgive us

September is a month of paradox. For those whose life marches to an academic calendar, September is a time for new beginnings. For those who …

‘Redefining’ Marriage?

‘Redefining’ Marriage?

In the current debate over gay marriage, people sometimes ask: Who should define Marriage? Democrats or Republicans in Congress? …

Of math and man

Of math and man

Those who follow the news — Catholics and non-Catholics alike — understand that something is taking place in Rome, something to do …

To serve or not to serve — That is the question

To serve or not to serve — That is the question

As a lawyer, I belong to a profession that is supposed to be dedicated to service — to justice, to my clients, to due process, to the …

Here I am Lord!

Here I am Lord!

We are often steered in different directions in our lives, at times having no clue where we are headed. But generally we find ourselves, even …

Kalaupapa, window of opportunity

Kalaupapa, window of opportunity

I had never done this previously in my 70 years of living, though it is not unheard of in my own family. Several years ago, while …

There is always another plan

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? …

Winners not whiners

Winners not whiners

Do you remember the toys called Weebles? They were egg-shaped with a heavy base. If you’ve never seen them or if you would like to …

Extraordinary ordinariness

Extraordinary ordinariness

Last week I had the privilege and joy to participate in the installation Mass of our new Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha. From the day that it was …

Involving God in the process

Involving God in the process

While many of our children and youth are well into the school year, we are approaching the midpoint of the …

Come, follow Me

Come, follow Me

Each year at Bishop Stang High School we have an all school summer reading book. This year we chose “Between the Savior and the Sea” by Bob …

Never learn just enough

Never learn just enough

September is here and autumn has begun. I imagine that most of you are now fully immersed in your studies and giving it your …


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