• Bishop's Blog: Encouraging Words, Helping Others, and Teaching our Children
    Bishop’s Blog: Encouraging Words, Helping Others, and Teaching our Children
    August 3, 2022 by
      Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord In the Transfiguration, something extraordinary takes place. God was made visible and manifest in the person of Jesus Christ. The disciples had an experience of seeing the Lord in a way they never had before.  “While he was praying...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Catholic Schools and Summer Vacations
    Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Schools and Summer Vacations
    July 26, 2022 by
      Rediscover Catholic Schools While admittedly, I might be partial, I do believe that Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River are some of the finest; they continue to impress me with the outstanding programs and educational experiences they offer. Last year, to answer many of...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Vocations, the Eucharist, and a Special Event
    Bishop’s Blog: Vocations, the Eucharist, and a Special Event
    July 20, 2022 by
    Fostering Vocations — Quo Vadis Last week, the Diocese of Fall River Office of Vocations hosted a Quo Vadis retreat. It was a pleasure to attend and spend some time speaking with the young men participating. Quo Vadis—from Latin, meaning “where are you going”—is an opportunity for...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Synod Report Highlights
    Bishop’s Blog: Synod Report Highlights
    July 13, 2022 by
    Synod Report Recap As you know, last week the Diocese published its Synod Report. Looking into it, the report reveals most parishes are doing well journeying together with Mass, through existing ministries, and some outreach efforts. However, among identified challenges for our Diocese is communication, which surfaced...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Synod, Retirements, and FACE
    Bishop’s Blog: Synod, Retirements, and FACE
    July 6, 2022 by
    Synod Report Released The Diocese of Fall River has submitted to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops its report for the Synod on Synodality, providing a summary of key themes and takeaways from local meetings held earlier this year. I am thrilled that close to 5,000 people...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Winding Down a Busy Season
    Bishop’s Blog: Winding Down a Busy Season
    June 29, 2022 by
      The End to Roe v. Wade In its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision announced on June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the unjust 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which effectively opened the door to abortion across the land; this decision returns...
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