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Installation Mass and reception for Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.  •  Sept. 24, 2014

Jack Schrader to be ordained transitional deacon October 2

Jack Schrader to be ordained transitional deacon October 2

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

ROME — As he prepares to take the penultimate step towards the priesthood by being ordained …

La Salette Retreat House has been a Spiritual haven for half a century

La Salette Retreat House has been a Spiritual haven for half a century

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — For half of a century, the hallowed grounds, chapel and rooms in and around …

America editor to speak at St. Mary’s Fund Fall Dinner on October 22

America editor to speak at St. Mary’s Fund Fall Dinner on October 22


FALL RIVER, Mass. — Jesuit Father Matt Malone, who in 2012 at the age of 40 became the youngest editor-in-chief of the national …

Deepen your faith this fall

Deepen your faith this fall

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A busy time of year, the season of autumn heralds a period …

Priest from Syria discusses dire situation, needs in Middle East

Priest from Syria discusses dire situation, needs in Middle East

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — After speaking to parishioners and students in the Religious Education …

Cancer support group flourishes on island of Martha’s Vineyard

Cancer support group flourishes on island of Martha’s Vineyard

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — For most of us, Martha’s Vineyard conjures up images of beautiful beaches, quaint …

Diocesan principals travel the globe to make the world a bit smaller: Chris Myron finds faith alive in China, Vietnam

Diocesan principals travel the globe to make the world a bit smaller: Chris Myron finds faith alive in China, Vietnam

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Admittedly nervous before his very first trip to China and Vietnam this past …

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Tranquility base here

Tranquility base here

Tranquility Base is more commonly known as the area where U.S. astronauts landed on the moon and walked its surface for …

First day in Ordinary Time

First day in Ordinary Time

24 September 2014 — Cathedral Church, Fall River — Installation of the Bishop

Gaudeamus, Dioecesis Riverormensis (…

The reason the Church exists

The reason the Church exists

There would be several ways one could explain the purpose of the Church: to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth; …

The cathedra

The cathedra

Most people have a favorite chair. Some may recall the comedy “All in the Family.” Archie Bunker had his favorite chair and no one …

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 …

Of proxies and POLSTs: The good and the bad in end-of-life planning

Of proxies and POLSTs: The good and the bad in end-of-life planning

Planning for end-of-life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious …

Ultimate victory is not in the sword

Ultimate victory is not in the sword

There are many appeals to “authentic Islam,” which is purported to be peaceful, reverent of the human person, and an allied faith against …

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 …

Shifting gears on Kalaupapa

Shifting gears on Kalaupapa

I turned the ignition key and without hesitation my Paddy Wagon began to purr in anticipation of the ride. Then I put the shift …

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? …

What’s in a name?

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

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

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 …

Where is God in all of this?

Where is God in all of this?

I received an email recently entitled, “Where is God in all of this?” and it is the same question that I get asked often. I believe it is …

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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