Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

  Mass to Open Synod Process Last Sunday, I opened the diocesan phase of the Synod —For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission—in the Fall River Diocese in the context of Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A synod indicates the way that the members of the

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Bishop’s Blog: Release of New Pastoral Letter

Bishop’s Blog: Release of New Pastoral Letter

  Journeying Together Last Friday, on what was the 7th anniversary of my installation as Bishop of Fall River, I released a new Pastoral Letter, “Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope.”  This letter introduces three areas of focus for the Diocese, as

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Bishop’s Blog: Ask the Bishop

Bishop’s Blog: Ask the Bishop

Catholic Appeal  The 80th Catholic Appeal, “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love,” has closed with tremendous results. After an extraordinarily challenging time, more than 18,000 individual donors – a 12.5% increase over last year – contributed $4.6 million in gifts and pledges to sustain

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Bishop’s Blog: Special Invitations

Bishop’s Blog: Special Invitations

Legatus Presentation On Wednesday, July 14, I was invited to speak by the New Jersey chapter of Legatus, which is an international organization of Catholic laymen and laywomen from the business community and professional enterprises, begun by Domino’s Pizza and Ave Maria University founder, Tom Monaghan. During

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Bishop’s Blog: Acts of Charity and Service

Bishop’s Blog: Acts of Charity and Service

Renewal Planning Committee Monday, May 10th, my newly formed Renewal Committee met to continue the process of post-pandemic planning. I have tasked this group to be creative, courageous, and comprehensive in the ideas and resources they recommend. The Diocese is truly on the cusp of an incredible,

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