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Bishop to Lead Holy Hour for Vocations

FALL RIVER — All members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to unite their prayers in a Holy Hour for Vocations to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, corner of Spring and Second Streets in Fall River. Bishop Edgar M.

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Calls for Proposals

NEW BEDFORD — The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the United States Catholic Bishops.  Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty through the promotion and support of community-controlled self-help organizations and through transformative education.  These efforts

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Former Screen Actress, Now Benedictine, Mother Dolores Hart
to Speak at Fall Scholarship Dinner

WESTPORT — Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., who found success and fame on the screen and stage then chose to leave it behind to enter the abbey, will be the featured speaker at the 22nd annual Fall Scholarship Dinner to benefit students attending Catholic schools in the Fall River

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Annual Procession and Mass for Peace to Take Place on Columbus Day Holiday

Fall River – Members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the annual Procession and Mass for Peace in honor of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday, October 10, 2016, the Columbus Day holiday. Like last year, participants

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Collection to be Taken Up for Louisiana Flood Relief

Last month, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a letter to all bishops asking that a national collection be taken up for the humanitarian and institutional Church needs created by the extreme flooding occurring in Louisiana. Archbishop Kurtz requested

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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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