• Bishop’s Blog: Easter, Atonement, and Consecration Preparation
    Bishop’s Blog: Easter, Atonement, and Consecration Preparation
    April 8, 2021 by
    Celebrating the Octave of Easter Easter greetings, my brothers and sisters in Christ! What joy as we continue in the Easter Octave, as we celebrate Easter not as one day, but eight wonderous days. Our celebration began on Easter Sunday and will conclude next Sunday, Divine Mercy...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Easter And St. Joseph
    Bishop’s Blog: Easter And St. Joseph
    March 31, 2021 by
      Bishop da Cunha’s Easter Message 2021 As we celebrate another Easter, we are reminded that, even in the midst of a pandemic, this is a time of renewal and rebirth, of hope and joy. This past year, we have seen many difficulties, but the crisis brought...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Needed Encouragement
    Bishop’s Blog: Needed Encouragement
    March 24, 2021 by
    Year of St. Joseph The Fall River Diocese held a special Mass on Friday, March 19, to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of Mary. The Mass also served to open our first virtual Diocesan Women and Men’s Conference. While this feast always holds particular importance...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Equality Act, St. Joseph, and St. Patrick
    Bishop’s Blog: Equality Act, St. Joseph, and St. Patrick
    March 17, 2021 by
      Equality Act The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Religious Liberty, Pro-life, Marriage, Catholic Education, and Domestic Justice committees recently issued a joint letter to share our support for laws that protect the dignity and ensure the respect that is due all people, as well...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Giving Life to the Church
    Bishop’s Blog: Giving Life to the Church
    March 10, 2021 by
    On Sunday, February 28, in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River, I celebrated the Rite of Election for men and women from throughout the Fall River Diocese, preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The Rite of Election marks the beginning of the final phase...
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  • Bishop's Blog: March Events
    Bishop’s Blog: March Events
    March 3, 2021 by
    As we continue celebrating this Year of St. Joseph, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on St. Joseph as Patron of the Dying, or “Patron of a Happy or Peaceful Death.” This patronage has been bestowed upon Joseph, having died with Jesus and Mary at...
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