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Five to Receive St. Thomas More Award at Red Mass

FALL RIVER — In 1997, while serving as Bishop of the Fall River Diocese, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., inaugurated a Red Mass to invoke the Holy Spirit’s guidance and strength on those working in areas of law and justice. With hopes of it becoming a

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Recalling Mother Teresa’s 1995 Visit to New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Calcutta a saint in ceremonies at the Vatican on September 4, 2016. Mother Teresa was widely seen as a living saint as she ministered to the sick and the dying in some of the poorest neighborhoods in

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Preparation Course for Adult Confirmation Offered in Two Locations this Fall

FALL RIVER — The Faith Formation Office will offer Essential Catholicism: A Preparation Course for Adult Confirmation in two separate locations this fall, beginning in October. Essential Catholicism is a six-session course. In Easton, the course will be offered on consecutive Wednesday evenings, from October 5 through

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Attleboro Parish to Welcome Relic of Mother Teresa

ATTLEBORO — As the world awaits the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta at the Vatican on September 4, 2016, a parish in the Fall River Diocese is preparing to welcome a first class relic of the new saint.  St. Theresa of the Child Jesus parish

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Bishop da Cunha Asks for Month of Prayer for Peace Beginning Sept. 9

FALL RIVER—Earlier this summer, in light of recent incidents of violence and racial tensions in communities across the United States, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) invited dioceses across the country to unite in a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

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New Principal to Lead St. Mary School, Taunton

TAUNTON — Michael O’Brien has been appointed principal of St. Mary Primary School in Taunton. He takes on the new post after 14 years at Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School, also in Taunton, where he has been a teacher, coach and an administrator. The

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