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Bishop Appoints Priests to Serve Emerging Parish Collaboratives

FALL RIVER — In his two pastoral letters to members of the Fall River Diocese, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., presented his vision for renewing the Diocese (Rebuilding in Faith and Hope, 2017) and the process through which that would be done (Introducing Strategic Planning, 2018).

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Clergy Transfers, Retirements Announced

Diocese of Fall River OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River, announces the following appointments and transfers: Reverend Brian E. Albino, Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Fall River to Parochial Vicar of Saint John of

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Diocese Launches 78th Catholic Charities Appeal

FALL RIVER–The 78th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal is underway in the Diocese of Fall River. Each year, the Appeal invites parishioners in the Diocese and community supporters to bear witness to the good works that together all make possible through their generous support. This year’s theme, “See

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St. John Vianney Relic Coming to Diocese

FALL RIVER — The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will be visiting the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street in Fall River, on Easter Monday, April 22. A special Liturgy to welcome the relic will be celebrated at 7 p.m. by Bishop

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2019 Easter Message

“If Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, your faith” (I Cor. 15:14). Thanks be to God for Easter!  We need the light, the joy, the Spirit of the Risen Lord to help us move forward in faith and hope.  When we

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Massachusetts Bishops Speak Out Against Abortion Legislation

MASSACHUSETTS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 66 Brooks Drive Braintree, MA 02184 617-746-5630   A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts The Massachusetts State Legislature will consider passing into law two deeply troubling bills this legislative session. They are identical in text but differ slightly in their

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