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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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: 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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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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