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

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

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

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

Diocesan principals travel the globe to make the world a bit smaller: Chris Keavy bridges gap from Cape Cod to China

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

HYANNIS, Mass. — “We always felt that when Pope John Paul II High School was ready, and by that …

St. Margaret’s Regional School to celebrate 20 years

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — One of the youngest Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese is preparing …

40 Days for Life begins September 24

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — This fall, more people have pledged to stand vigil in front …

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha’s September 24 installation to be televised live

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Fall River Diocese will welcome a new shepherd next week as Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., is installed …

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People

Last week I mentioned some of the people I encountered on my recent train trip to Newark to visit with our new Bishop …

Read between the lines

Tuesday 16 September 2014 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Opening of the 69th General Assembly of the United …

The patron saint of multitaskers and multiple hat wearers

We’re living in an age in which many are drawn-and-quartered by workload, commitments and responsibilities.

Parents often …

Ad multos annos, Bishop Coleman

St. Joseph-St. Therese Church has a sign posted on its front lawn announcing various events or Liturgical seasons throughout the year. …

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

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

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

Religious genocide in Iraq?

Last week the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an extraordinary statement about the situation in Iraq. …

Whom shall I send?

We often wonder if today’s young people get it! Do they understand their faith? Are they willing to live it? Can we trust them to be the Church …

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

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?

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

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

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?

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 …

We are the Lord’s

It was the summer of 2005 and many young people from across our diocese were preparing to travel to Cologne, Germany for the …


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