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Catholic Charities Appeal Begins Next Month

The 2016 Catholic Charities Appeal in our area will kick off on May 1st.

Jim Campbell of the Fall River Diocese Development Office says last year's campaign set a new record, $4...

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Bishop Edgar Da Cunha / Photo from New Bedford Cable network
Bishop Edgar Da Cunha / Photo from New Bedford Cable network

Fall River Diocese: Parish Assessment Policy To Begin In January

The Diocese of Fall River, continuing to face difficult financial times, will soon be charging a tax or financial assessment to all its member parishes...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Procession And Mass For Peace Mark Four Decades Of Fall River Tradition

Cries for peace came from the streets of Fall River Monday evening as hundreds of parishioners from churches across the Fall River Diocese took part in the 40th annual Procession for Peace.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Bishop Edward da Cunha at Installation Ceremony.

Fall River Diocese Welcomes New Bishop

The newest bishop of the Fall River Diocese was formally placed into power through the Rite of Installation Wednesday afternoon.

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Roman Catholic Bishops Support Casino Law Repeal

Roman Catholic leaders in Massachusetts are urging residents to vote in favor of November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law...

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Bishop George Coleman (left) / Photo by Jim Phillips TSM
Bishop George Coleman (left) / Photo by Jim Phillips TSM

Bishop Coleman Honored At Thanksgiving Mass

A Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River for retiring Bishop George Coleman.

Coleman has served as Bishop in the Fall River Diocese for 11 years and will soon reach the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood ...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Fall River Diocese Welcomes New Bishop

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River in Massachusetts has a new bishop.

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed The Rev. Edgar Moreira da Cunha, currently an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as the eighth bishop of Fall River...

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Bishop George Coleman (left) / Photo by Jim Phillips TSM
Bishop George Coleman (left) / Photo by Jim Phillips TSM

Bishop Coleman Sends Resignation Letter To Vatican

The process will soon begin to name a new Bishop for the Fall River Diocese. 

Bishop George Coleman turns 75 on Saturday, and under church law, he must submit his letter of resignation to the Vatican...

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Fall River Diocese To Hold Collections To Aid Typhoon Survivors

 

Bishop George Coleman of the Fall River Diocese has authorized pastors to hold a special collection, at their discretion, to support relief efforts in the Philippines. A s...

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New Bedford Priest Removed from Church

The reasons are vague, but the Fall River Diocese says Father Marek Chmurski is still a priest in good standing.

In a written statement, the Diocese says Father Chmurski was removed as the pastor at Saint Lawrence Martyr Parish in New Bedford after Bishop George Coleman heard from several parishioners over the past several months, becoming increasingly concerned over Father Chmurski's ministry...

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