Bishop’s Blog: Advent 2020

Bishop’s Blog: Advent 2020

  Taking Care of Our Children The events of 2020 have not only been difficult for adults but also for our children and adolescents. They have struggled through this crisis physically, emotionally, and, yes, even spiritually. In increasing numbers, we are seeing the rise of depression, anxiety,

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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: 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: 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: 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: Gratitude and Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Gratitude and Faith

Blessings Even in these challenging times, we are reminded of the many blessings in our Diocese.  One recent blessing is helping us continue to help our families and children through acts of generosity. Some of you may recall Tom Flatley’s extraordinary life of immigrating to the United

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