anchor_editorial_new_2

This final DD Cup is for you, Tommy

This is a column I suspected I may write some day, but never wanted to. It’s no secret that the beloved Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington died on June 30.

Since that painful day, so many …

Days of our lives

Tuesday 4 July 2017 — Port-O-Call: The little house, Cape Cod — Independence Day 

Since 1965, fans of the television series, “Days …

A world war being waged, not with weapons, but ideas

One of Pope Francis’ most persistent prophetic protests — perhaps the one most consistently ignored by secular media outlets — has been against what he has vividly …

Convocation of Catholic leaders

In the fall of 2013 Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium to the bishops, consecrated persons and the lay faithful urging us all to proclaim …

The ethics of New Age medicine

Patients who face serious illnesses are sometimes attracted to alternative medicines, also referred to as “holistic” or “new-age” medicines. These can include treatments …

Giving thanks for the Precious Blood

Many people are squeamish about blood. Besides a few professions (primarily medical and culinary) most of us see it but rarely, and perhaps then only in a …

On the value of Biblical Hebrew

The Little Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux, wrote in her autobiography: “In Heaven only shall we be in possession of the clear truth. On earth, even in …

Making disciples …

“Go, and make disciples of all nations.” The message of this week’s Gospel is a very straightforward one, leaving no doubt as to what is intended of each and every one of us. …

On the wings of the wind

“On the wings of the wind He will carry us home ‘till our journey will end on Heaven’s shore.”

Perhaps these opening lines from the Bellamy Brothers …

Be brave. Be bold. Become.

Happy June everyone! A lot has transpired since the last time you’ve heard from me! Perhaps one of the most transformative experiences since starting …

Lit by love of God and neighbor

The word “lit” has become a term of art in social media culture. If something or someone is “lit” they are cool, hip or novel. As the 76th Catholic Charities …

Encourage one another

Instead of the expected student PowerPoint presentation on EKGs as a tool in measuring human heart function, my students and I were presented with a theoretical …

They have gone the distance

The final words I spoke to the candidates of Christian Leadership Institute were, “Your mission has just begun. Now what are you going to do about it?”

Time to (re)read the Sermon on the Mount

At the parish we began a book club a few months ago. The purpose is to read what are considered classics from the last 2,000 years. Once a month we gather to discuss the book …

Bloom where you are planted

I want to say “Happy spring” but I am beginning to think that we do not have a spring in New England any more. We seem to have winter, then fall, then summer, then back to fall. However, …

Where does your light shine?

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. …

Who is ready to stand up for religious liberty?

In college I grew in my Catholic faith and had a strong experience of religious pluralism. I was involved in the Newman Center daily, but I also had many non-Catholic …

The May apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Editor’s note: This guest column by Grace Small, a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Attleboro and a high school teacher, is the fourth in a nine-part series …



hfhn_choral
franciscan_guest_house_web



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