Bishop’s Blog: Looking Forward to November

Bishop’s Blog: Looking Forward to November

Deacon Candidates Last evening, seventeen men were admitted to candidacy for the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of Fall River. Admission to candidacy occurs when the prospective candidates have reached maturity of purpose and have demonstrated other necessary qualifications along with their completion of the required preparatory

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Bishop’s Blog: Many Ways to Respect Life

Bishop’s Blog: Many Ways to Respect Life

Domestic Violence Awareness October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “When Home is Unsafe: Recognizing the Reality of Domestic Violence Today.” As an initiative focused on education and prayer, Catholics for Family Peace has developed resources, organized events, created social media posts, and offers prayers

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Bishop’s Blog: Respect Life Month

Bishop’s Blog: Respect Life Month

  As we reflect on the dignity of every human being, especially this month, which is Respect Life Month, we think about saving lives and defending life; we think of so many innocent people whose lives have been taken away from them. They have been deprived of

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Bishop’s Blog: Mass for Peace and the Rosary

Bishop’s Blog: Mass for Peace and the Rosary

A Special Mass for Peace in Our World The Columbus Day Procession and Mass for Peace is a long tradition in the Fall River Diocese. It was first held in 1975, especially to pray for peace in Portugal, but its emphasis has since broadened to include peace

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Bishop’s Blog: Around the Diocese

Bishop’s Blog: Around the Diocese

  Rosary for America The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is planning a virtual prayer event with the intent of uniting Catholics across the country in a moment of prayer for America—at this time when there is so much unrest and uncertainty. I encourage you to

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Bishop’s Blog: Ven. Patrick Peyton

Bishop’s Blog: Ven. Patrick Peyton

A Saint Among Us On June 3, 1992, Father Patrick Peyton, known to many as the Rosary Priest, died at the age of 83, in San Pedro, California. He was buried here in the Fall River Diocese, in the cemetery of the Congregation of Holy Cross (North

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