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: Mass for Peace and the Rosary

Bishop’s Blog: Mass for Peace and the Rosary

A Special Mass for Peace in Our World The Columbus Day Procession and Mass for Peace is a long tradition in the Fall River Diocese. It was first held in 1975, especially to pray for peace in Portugal, but its emphasis has since broadened to include peace

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Bishop’s Blog: Ven. Patrick Peyton

Bishop’s Blog: Ven. Patrick Peyton

A Saint Among Us On June 3, 1992, Father Patrick Peyton, known to many as the Rosary Priest, died at the age of 83, in San Pedro, California. He was buried here in the Fall River Diocese, in the cemetery of the Congregation of Holy Cross (North

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Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

  This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2020. This year’s theme is I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds the faithful that, “Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to

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Bishop’s Blog: Praying for an End to Racism

Bishop’s Blog: Praying for an End to Racism

Today, September 9, is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a priest and patron of African missions and of interracial justice, due to his work with slaves in Colombia.  It is on this day, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism has

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