December Appeal Assists Elderly Sisters, Brothers, Priests in Religious Orders

The Diocese of Fall River will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection December 12-13. The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) coordinates this nationwide annual appeal and distributes the proceeds to assist eligible U.S. religious communities with their retirement needs. Nearly 30,000 senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests

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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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