Bishop da Cunha celebrates Mass with Attleboro area schools

Bishop da Cunha celebrates Mass with Attleboro area schools

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — It was another first for the newly-appointed bishop of the Fall River Diocese, …

Diocesan faithful celebrate feast of ‘Empress of America’

Diocesan faithful celebrate feast of ‘Empress of America’

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

TAUNTON, Mass. — As Spanish-speaking Catholics worldwide prepared to celebrate the feasts of …

For half a century, Fairhaven group has been spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Every Catholic family in the Diocese of Fall River is invited …

Judge Phillip Rapoza honored to meet with Pope Francis

Judge Phillip Rapoza honored to meet with Pope Francis

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — There have been many milestones in Judge Phillip Rapoza’s already-impressive …

Area octogenarian writes an ‘udderly’ adorable Christmas tale

Area octogenarian writes an ‘udderly’ adorable Christmas tale

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — “Listen up children, listen up now/ And I’ll tell you the story of Catherine …

Advent: Sense the presence of God around us

Advent: Sense the presence of God around us

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Advent is the season of anticipation. A time to set off on …

The end of an era in Fall River

The end of an era in Fall River

By C.J. Ferry, Grand Knight
Special to The Anchor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — November 23 was the end of an era for the Sacred Heart …

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Things are not always what they seem

Things are not always what they seem

We haven’t come very far in 2,000-plus years, have we? Just watch the news on television or the Internet. There are myriad …

The end is near!

The end is near!

7 December 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Second Sunday of Advent

I used to read several newspapers …

From Harvard to Bethlehem

From Harvard to Bethlehem

One of the great joys I had during my college years was attending the 8 a.m. daily Mass at St. Paul’s Church …

Our challenge this month

Our challenge this month

Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is yet to come. Daylight savings time has ended. The November elections have been completed and …

Judgment

Judgment

“When did we see You hungry and feed You? When did we see You a stranger and welcome You? When did we see You ill or in prison and visit You?” …

Are womb transplants immoral?

Are womb transplants immoral?

A recent news report described the unusual story of a baby’s birth from his grandmother’s womb. A 29-year-old woman from Sweden, …

The gift of the atheists

The gift of the atheists

I remember the deep frustration at one point years ago when a surly teen, despite having been conceived with joy and raised with devoted …

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Fighting Hitler against all odds

Two enthralling books were just published that document how two Catholic laymen, Dietrich von Hildebrand and Josef Hartinger, in the …

Living now what matters forever

Living now what matters forever

We often wonder how people make it through crisis and trials. How they manage to hold their heads up high, even when everything around them …

Up a tree in Kalaupapa

Up a tree in Kalaupapa

We had enjoyed a simple lunch of chicken, potato, and mixed vegetables topped off by a strawberry in chocolate pudding dessert …

Learning experiences

Learning experiences

Here we are again, another month under our belts and rapidly approaching the end of what has been a truly fulfilling year. Before I begin, …

Is my soul OK?

Is my soul OK?

I smiled as one of my young students volunteered to lead prayer. Someone requested we pray for one boy’s sister. He frowned and said, “…

Advent: Christ living among us

Advent: Christ living among us

It’s hard to believe, but the season of Advent begins this weekend! Are we ready? In the words of martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero, “Advent …

Let’s not take the Liturgy for granted

Let’s not take the Liturgy for granted

Every year the second reading in the “Office of Readings” for the Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo challenges …

#NotAshamed

#NotAshamed

I recently did a project with my students. I had them spend some time on their own reading through the book of Proverbs and write down some …

Detachment from stuff — the true spirit of humility

Detachment from stuff — the true spirit of humility

What do you think all these words have in common: fear, anger, jealousy, guilt, frustration, sadness, misery, possessiveness …

The government and Marriage

The government and Marriage

When two people decide to get married, where at least one of the spouses is on federal subsidy because of a disability, the government …


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