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Bishops Oppose Marijuana Legalization
Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, of the Fall River Diocese, joined his counterparts in Springfield, Worcester, and Boston in their opposition to ballot question four that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts.
Mother Teresa To Be Canonized On Sunday
Mother Teresa, the nun who devoted her life to caring for the poor and destitute in India, officially becomes a saint on Sunday, Sept. 4..
Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sunday in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square that's expected to draw huge crowds of the faithful...
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, $4.5 million. Campbell tells WBSM News, there were a couple of reasons why...
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. The announcement was made last weekend in churches throughout the Diocese.
Spokesman John Kearns says parish assessments are in place in 90% of the …
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.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski and Rev...
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 ...
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...
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. 
But Communications Director John Kearns tells WBSM News, the search for a replacement will…

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