Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Education

Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Education

  This week I want to return to my Reflections on Five Years — Continuing the Mission Pastoral Letter, which encompasses a look at the first five years of my time here in the Fall River Diocese. This time, we will look next at Bolstering Catholic Schools. Although COVID-19 has

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Bishop’s Blog: Coming Together

Bishop’s Blog: Coming Together

June 13th Ordinations The Fall River Diocese welcomed a new priest and a new deacon Saturday, June 13, as Holy Orders were conferred during a very different but still special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. I was blessed to ordain Deacon Steven A. Booth

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Bishop’s Blog: Updates and Upcoming Events

Bishop’s Blog: Updates and Upcoming Events

Important Livestreamed Liturgies Gathering peacefully to pray together regardless of our differences can provide a wonderful example of the harmony to which we are called as members of one human family and children of the same God. With this important goal in mind, I have extended an

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Bishop’s Blog: Thoughts on the Past Week

Bishop’s Blog: Thoughts on the Past Week

Our Country’s Current Unrest The past week in our country has been trying, disturbing, and difficult. We shared understandable concern and anxiety as the first steps were taken toward a reopening of our pandemic-shuttered society. We rejoiced with the reopening of our churches. At the same time,

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Bishop’s Blog: Hope and Helping Others

Bishop’s Blog: Hope and Helping Others

  A Reason for Hope   In the midst of this worldwide pandemic, do you have hope? “Always be ready to give an explanation for your hope,” says St. Peter. In the suffering of the sick crowd, in the perplexity of those who do not attend church,

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