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75th Catholic Charities Appeal Begins with
Invitation to Open Your Heart to Mercy

FALL RIVER – As the Church worldwide responds to Pope Francis call for a special Year of Mercy, the Fall River Diocese begins its annual Catholic Charities Appeal on May 1 with a theme of “Open your Heart to Mercy.’ Proceeds from the springtime fundraising campaign provide

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Diocese Urges Area Catholics to Share Thoughts on Parish Life in Online Survey

FALL RIVER – To help in its efforts for improved ministry and effective pastoral planning, the Fall River Diocese has posted an online parishioner survey through which area Catholics are urged to offer their perspective on the health of parish life. The survey may be accessed at

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Statement of Bishop da Cunha on the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia

Statement of the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. Bishop of Fall River on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia April 8, 2016 In his exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family), Pope Francis has given us today a rich reflection on

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Two Diocesan Principals to Become Assistant Superintendents

FALL RIVER—Two veteran Catholic educators have been named to leadership positions in the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office. Denise M. Peixoto, currently principal of St. Mary-Sacred Heart School in North Attleboro, and Sandra Drummey, now principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Taunton, have

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New President Named for Bishop Feehan High School

 ATTLEBORO, MA — Timothy B. Sullivan, founder and president of School Family Media, Inc., has been named as the new President of Bishop Feehan High School. The appointment of Sullivan, a graduate of the school’s Class of 1987, was announced by Diocesan Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2016 Easter Message

EASTER: TIME TO RENEW OUR HOPE   Dear Friends, At the beginning of one of the most important documents of the Second Vatican Council, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, we read: “The joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the people

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