World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Former parish gets new life helping the homeless

Former parish gets new life helping the homeless

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Where there was once a place that sermonized the Good News to feed, …

Bishop holds candid Q & A session with students visiting cathedral

Bishop holds candid Q & A session with students visiting cathedral

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Since his installation as the eighth bishop of Fall River in …

2015 St. Pius X Youth Award Winners

2015 St. Pius X Youth Award Winners

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., presented the Pope St. Pius X Youth Award to 61 young persons …

Area conference seeks ‘robust understanding’ of Pope Francis

Area conference seeks ‘robust understanding’ of Pope Francis

By Christine M. Williams, Anchor Correspondent

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Pope Francis’ style and leadership have been popular …

Dominican Sisters discuss vocations at several diocesan schools, parishes

Dominican Sisters discuss vocations at several diocesan schools, parishes

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — While some religious may discern their vocation at an early …

New homelessness initiatives struggling to take off

New homelessness initiatives struggling to take off

By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — According to www.MaHomeless.org, the number of people experiencing …

For media technician, Appeal is not only a job but a mission

For media technician, Appeal is not only a job but a mission

By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Dave Fortin, of Media Image Productions, Inc., based in Fairhaven, …

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I don’t want to play anymore

I don’t want to play anymore

Except for publications like the beloved Anchor, readers can no longer find much good news on the pages or e-screens. And …

Jokes priests can tell: A definitive anthology

Jokes priests can tell: A definitive anthology

Thursday 14 May 2015 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor- Ascension Day

At this time of year, dear readers, …

The Memorare

The Memorare

The month of May, which is traditionally dedicated to Mary, is a fitting time to look at Marian practices in a plan of life designed …

A month for Our Lady

A month for Our Lady

The cold weather months are behind us. The large mounds of snow have dissipated. The frozen ground has given way to new growth. Flowers …

Care for broken families

Care for broken families

Every post-Resurrection story has one thing in common: no one recognizes Jesus. This seems to be a pattern for us mere mortals; Jesus walks …

What is VSED and why should it matter to us?

What is VSED and why should it matter to us?

More than 20 years ago, Dr. David Eddy, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, described how his mother, …

Marriage and motherhood

Marriage and motherhood

“Matrimony is an older word for Marriage — but it remains quite recognizable today. Merriam-Webster [still] defines it as “the joining …

Crime and punishment — Here and now

Crime and punishment — Here and now

Last week a Bristol County jury found former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder, for which he received …

Remain in Me

Remain in Me

Spring is upon us the trees are blooming, flowers are shedding the winter dullness for the splendor of their vibrant colors. Life teems all …

Cat on a hot tin roof

Cat on a hot tin roof

It was time for my evening walk and Bailey accompanied me as is his custom. We walked past the care home where a nurse is always …

Where two or three are gathered

Where two or three are gathered

Well friends, we’re wrapping up the semester here in Virginia, and it’s the end of my first year of graduate school. So much is happening …

Is it really that simple?

Is it really that simple?

I stared out the window. My heart was heavy with worry and doubt. Behind me I heard the unmistakable sounds of changing classes. As …

Alter your course

Alter your course

Several weeks ago, at an information night for those discerning their call to the permanent diaconate, Father Bob Oliveira told a story of …

Time to let your light shine

Time to let your light shine

The other day I was meeting with a high school student in my parish preparing for Confirmation. One of the …

Dear younger me (Part I)

Dear younger me (Part I)

I had never really been into Christian music and then about three years ago, I gave up “secular music” for Lent and started listening to K-…

Healthy fears

Healthy fears

Every day we are faced with fears. How we deal with these fears depends on our attitude and our faith. From the very beginning …

Churches offer community opportunities for the blind

Churches offer community opportunities for the blind

While we, as blind people, try our best to get involved in our communities on our own, one vehicle that helps us accomplish this …

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