Catholic Social Services adjusts to life during and after Coronavirus crisis

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — Even before the looming threat of COVID-19 completely derailed life for everyone, there were already people...

Christian convert Roy Schoeman’s New Bedford appearance postponed to October 17

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We received notification from St. Anthony of Padua Parish in New Bedford that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the planned appearance by...

Parishes bring Risen Christ to homes across diocese

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — As people anxiously wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to peak and show signs of slowing down, no place is safe from the scourge....

Area Catholics respond to George Floyd killing, resulting protests

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Over the past two weeks, the nation’s focus has shifted from dealing with the shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic...

‘Anima Christi’ Legacy Society Launches

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FALL RIVER — Over the years, hundreds of the faithful in the Diocese of Fall River have left a planned gift as a part...

Portuguese Romeiros pilgrimage cancelled

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We received the following cancellation notice on March 17 from members of the Romeiros …Due to COVID-19 and directives by the bishop of the...

Fairhaven eighth-grader to receive NCEA youth award for selfless service

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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Ireland Nordstrom, an eighth-grade student at St. Joseph School in Fairhaven, will receive the 2020 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from...

Bishop da Cunha’s 2020 Lent Message

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During Lent, special attention is given to three specific tenets of our Catholic faith — almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. The foundation for these practices...

With Christ as co-pilot, priests bring blessings during diocesan flyover

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — In an effort to raise the spirits of faithful across the diocese during the Coronavirus pandemic, two diocesan priests recently...

Diocese mourns the sudden loss of Father John J. Perry

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Fall River Diocese is mourning the loss of Father John J. Perry, 62, pastor of Our Lady of Victory...

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