Bishop’s Blog: USCCB 2020 General Assembly Meeting

Bishop’s Blog: USCCB 2020 General Assembly Meeting

  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for the 2020 Fall General Assembly from November 16-17, this year, in a virtual format. This gathering, one of the best-attended general assemblies, was unique not only in its form but in the necessity of condensing three

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Bishop’s Blog: News and Notables

Bishop’s Blog: News and Notables

  Yesterday, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. of Boston, Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester) and I released a statement regarding the pending state budget, which includes Senate amendment (No. 180). The statement offers more information as it relates to the Catholic faith, and our opposition

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Bishop’s Blog: Initial Thoughts on the McCarrick Report

Bishop’s Blog: Initial Thoughts on the McCarrick Report

  Yesterday, the Vatican released a long-awaited report on its investigation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The report is a detailed exposition of the Holy See’s knowledge and decision-making process regarding the rise of the New York priest to bishop, archbishop, and ultimately cardinal archbishop of Washington,

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Bishop’s Blog: Building Faith Anniversary

Bishop’s Blog: Building Faith Anniversary

  In October 2019, I introduced my new Building Faith blog, which came as both a fruit of the diocesan Rebuilding in Faith and Hope initiative and a wonderful way to celebrate my fifth year as Bishop of Fall River. It was my desire to utilize this weekly

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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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