Bishop da Cunha launches new online weekly blog

FALL RIVER, Mass. — On October 23 Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., launched a blog as an additional means to communicate with the faithful in the Diocese of Fall River in an easy, less formal and popular way.

On his blog, entitled “Building Faith,” Bishop da Cunha intends to share his experiences and reflections as he travels around the diocese, and sometimes beyond, carrying out the responsibilities that are his as bishop.

As he explains in his first post, “It is my desire to utilize this weekly blog to build community within our diocese, strengthen our faith and share the many activities a bishop is blessed to participate in.”

Bishop da Cunha also noted that the introduction of the blog is “a wonderful way to celebrate my fifth year as Bishop of Fall River.”

The blog can be accessed through the diocesan website at www. fallriverdiocese/bishops-blog/

Bishop da Cunha plans to post each Wednesday and to include photos and other media as available to accompany his text.

The launching of the blog is one of the initial actions to emerge from the diocesan Rebuilding in Faith and Hope initiative. The initiative brought together nearly 400 persons meeting over several months this year to study and offer planning recommendations designed to strengthen areas of diocesan administration, ministries and services.

“As the Diocesan Pastoral Council continues to review the proposed planning recommendations to prioritize them and determine the best way to implement them, we’re excited that the Bishop’s Blog and a few other recommendations could be put into place quickly,” said Laura M. Carrillo, the director of Strategic and Pastoral Planning in the diocese. “And we knew Bishop da Cunha is eager to start his blog.”

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