Taunton hospital deacon ‘sees Jesus’ in COVID-19 patients; pastoral care team provides comfort, support

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org TAUNTON, Mass. — Last year at this time, Deacon Anthony Cipriano, director of Pastoral Care of the Sick at Morton Hospital...

New website offers women and men hope, help with Pro-Life and Project Rachel resources

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — While the country’s and the world’s attention is focused on keeping everyone healthy during the pandemic, the...

Chalk this gesture up as a prime example of a special bond between a...

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — There was a time when chalk was used by youngsters to map out a hopscotch diagram on...

First Communion, Confirmation celebrations waiting to see if restrictions are lifted

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — As if this past Holy Week and Easter weren’t already strange enough, pastors everywhere now find...

Video extols diocesan schools’ quick transition during COVID-19 pandemic

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Catholic Schools Alliance of the Fall River Diocese recently posted a two-and-a-half-minute video extolling the...

Parishes working to provide food, meals during pandemic

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By Kenneth J. SouzaWeb Editorkensouza@anchornews.org MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, Father Michael R. Nagle, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish on Martha’s...

Masses to resume in diocese May 30-31 following guidelines

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Following Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement on May 18 allowing the resumption of services at houses of worship in Massachusetts, Bishop...

Mother-daughter duo and members of diocesan school system team up to create masks for...

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By Dave JolivetCo-Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org ATTLEBORO, Mass. — With fabric, elastic, pipe cleaners and thread that, in total, could span nearly two football fields, a mother-daughter combo...

Holy Cross Fathers assure ministries continue at HCFM and Family Rosary

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org EASTON, Mass. — Safety first is the mantra of the day and with that comes some hardships and sacrifices. The staff...

Diocesan permanent deacons, aspirants maintain brotherhood despite social distancing mandates

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org SWANSEA, Mass. ­­— As we travel deeper into the pandemic, social gatherings are looking more and more like the opening credits...

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