conference1conference2conference3conference4conference5conference6conference7aconference7bconference8
anchor_editorial_new_2

A little jam could be just the thing

It’s a tsunami that’s been picking up momentum for some time now — and none of us can escape its destructive path. It’s the division among people that grows wider every day. It’s …

Fake news and alternative facts

Wednesday 22 February 2017 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — George “I-cannot-tell-a-lie” Washington’s birthday. 

The media these days …

The importance of the Fatima centenary

A big danger to growth in faith is letting it become routine. That’s one of the reasons why I have always been a big supporter of ecclesiastical holy years, which …

Marriage prep

Love is patient, kind, not selfish, not jealous or pompous, never inflated or rude, doesn’t seek its own interest, mollifies tempers and never broods over injury. …

Thinking through the temptation of cohabitation

Men and women clearly need each other and naturally gravitate towards arrangements of mutual support and lives of shared intimacy. Because women are frequently …

Pondering the Church I

Now that we have become accustomed to the new translation of Holy Mass, it is possible that we risk hearing and reciting texts without much thought for the …

One’s Christian view of politics

With the election of Donald Trump as president, we have experienced the greatest political upset in American history. The pundits, the polls, and the media …

Whom do I serve?

“No one can serve two masters.” This is Jesus’ opening statement in this Sunday’s Gospel from Matthew. What is Jesus telling us? What is it we need to be wary of? Jesus goes on …

Big John to the rescue

I am not as agile as I once was in my younger days — just a few years ago. So with a pull from Christina and a push from her husband, Chris, I …

A year of ‘priori-me’s’

Happy 2017 everyone! Another year full of ups and downs and here we are, ready to embark on the next 365 days and see all that we can fill them …

From inflection to inspiration

It is called an inflection point. In mathematics it means a point of a curve at which a change in the direction of curvature occurs. In life it means a …

Coming home to a place I’ve never been before

I was enjoying my walk and had stopped to wonder about the bird perched on the power line. The falling snow swirled all around us. Even against the strong wind, …

Juggling life

It seems to me that more and more of us are stressed out a lot these days. I know I’ve spoken to many students, staff, faculty, parishioners and friends …

Living ‘multiple’ lives

This past Monday at daily Mass we heard Jesus tell us that “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that …

Super day

It’s a super day to be a New England sports fan! What a crazy game! I am writing this column late because inspiration hit me on Friday that I should write about the big game. I did …

Be transformed

Throughout our lives we find ourselves on many different journeys. Each journey has a lesson to teach. Each journey transforms us, or at least should start to transform …

Secrets of the fourth Gospel: A new approach

Secrets of the fourth Gospel: A new approach

For a period of time in the early years of the Church, it was felt necessary not to speak, or write openly about some of the beliefs of Christians. This was the age of …



franciscan_guest_house_web




© 2017 The Anchor and Anchor Publishing  †  Fall River, Massachusetts