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FALL RIVER – Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a Wedding Anniversary Celebration Mass of Thanksgiving for couples observing significant wedding anniversaries (including first year) during 2015

The celebration will take place on Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in Fall River. If you would like an invitation, please let your pastor know as soon as possible. This annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration is coordinated by the Faith Formation Office of the Fall River Diocese.

September 8, 2015 - Motu proprio: the Pope reforms the procedures for declaration of marriage nullity

 
Vatican City, 8 September 2015 (VIS) - “Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus” and “Mitis et misericors Iesus”, on the reform of canonical processes for the declaration of nullity of marriage, in the Code of Canon Law (CIC) and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (CCEO) are the two letters issued “Motu proprio” by the Holy Father Francis, published today.
 

September 2, 2015 - Statement of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM, Cap

“Pope Francis has given the Church and the world a great gift in his announcement of Jubilee Year of Mercy that will begin December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, continuing through to the Solemnity of Christ the King in November of 2016.
 
The Holy Father today shared that there will be many occasions for the faithful to experience the graces of the Year for Mercy, including those who are confined at home or at a medical facility and those who are incarcerated. 
 

Statement from Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop of Worcester, on the Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

     
            For millennia, society has recognized the unique benefits of marriage to the common good of society. Hence, society has protected legally the foundational union of man and woman as the irreplaceable basis of family life. In the American experience, the states have protected this union as the way civilization flourishes through the gift of new human life. The Supreme Court’s decision requiring that all states license and recognize marriage between two people of the same sex is tragic because it will undermine the public morality of society.

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