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Dioceses in Four New England States Launch Independent Third-Party System to Report Misconduct by Bishops

  Dioceses of the Boston Province including the Fall River Diocese have launched a third party, independent system to report abuse by Catholic bishops. The Bishops of the province have agreed to make a reporting system available now in the wake of Pope Francis’ landmark Vos estis

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Parish Totals Announced for 2019 Catholic Charities Appeal

FALL RIVER — As announced last month, the 78th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal in the Fall River Diocese raised $4.1 million through the support of more than 20,000 generous donors. Provided below is a listing, by deanery, of the final parish totals for the 2019 Catholic Charities Appeal.

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Annual Catholic Charities Appeal Surpasses $4 Million

78th Annual Appeal, ‘See All the People,’ Surpasses $4 Million The Catholic Foundation expanding philanthropic efforts in support of the Diocese of Fall River FALL RIVER–The 78th annual Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), “See All the People,” has come to a close, and this year more than 20,000

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St. Anthony of Padua Relics to Tour Diocese in August

FALL RIVER—From Monday, August 26 to Saturday, August 31, two first-class and precious relics of the Portuguese-born saint, St. Anthony of Padua, will tour the Diocese of Fall River. Conventual Franciscan Father Alessandro Ratti will bring the holy relics from the saint’s Basilica, St. Anthony of Padua,

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Director Named to Lead Diocese’s First Early Learning Center

ATTLEBORO — Fall River Diocesan School Superintendent Steve Perla has announced the appointment of Christine Barrett (in photo) as the director of the new Little Flower Early Learning Center, located on Palm Street in Attleboro. The Little Flower Early Learning Center, to open on August 26th, will offer

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Catholic Youth Day Set for this Summer on Cape Cod

EAST SANDWICH—Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., invites high school age youth throughout the Fall River Diocese to the second annual diocesan Catholic Youth Day to take place on Wednesday, August 7, at Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich. There is no charge to participate, and free

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