Bishop’s Blog: A Challenging Lenten Season

Bishop’s Blog: A Challenging Lenten Season

  This Saturday, I was pleased to participate in the 4th Annual Fall River Diocese Women and Men’s Conference on the campus of Stonehill Campus. This year’s theme, “As I Have Done You Must Also Do” (Jn 13:15). The success of the day says volumes to the planning

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Bishop’s Blog: Lenten Alms and Rites

Bishop’s Blog: Lenten Alms and Rites

  Catholic Relief Services and Lent The Rice Bowl initiative is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS’s Rice Bowl, faith communities in every diocese throughout the United States live out

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Bishop’s Blog: Entering in the Lenten Season

Bishop’s Blog: Entering in the Lenten Season

  During Lent, special attention is given to three specific tenets of our Catholic faith — almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. The foundation for these practices can be found in Matthew’s Gospel chapter 6, verses 1-18. When practiced with a heart inclined toward pleasing God and personal conversion,

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