Fall River Bishop Edgar da Cunha’s Lenten Message

Fall River Bishop Edgar da Cunha’s Lenten Message

“Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk. 1:15)

“Pour out a spirit of compunction, O God, on those who bow before your majesty…”
(Prayer after communion – Ash Wednesday)

Dear Friends,

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Editorial: It’s time to ban regular cellphones while driving

Editorial: It’s time to ban regular  cellphones while driving

If you have been driving for more than a couple of years, the odds are very good that you have picked up your cellphone while driving and made or answered a call.
The AAA says 3,000 to 4,000 people die … Read Full Story

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Editorial: The growing pandemic risk

Editorial: The growing pandemic risk

Brazil has been struck in recent months with an outbreak of Zika virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of people. Most of the time the symptoms are mild and flu-like, but in some cases health officials say the virus … Read Full Story

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Your view: Polyglots, xenophobes and schools

Your view: Polyglots, xenophobes and schools

By Eric Silverman

You may have seen a Facebook meme last year, something akin to “Don’t make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they are fluent in another language.” Take notice Mr. Trump and other nativists. Polyglots … Read Full Story

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Trust gap for minority patients

Trust gap for minority patients

By Esther J. Cepeda

New research confirms that many Hispanics, blacks and other minorities perceive that doctors just don’t care about them and that their medical care isn’t as good as it could be.
According to University of Pennsylvania research … Read Full Story

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Editorial: Don’t fall victim to the silent killer

Editorial: Don’t fall victim to the silent killer

The recent death of a Brazilian couple in Milford after a carbon monoxide leak reminded us all once again of the devastating effects caused by the odorless, deadly gas formed by the incomplete combustion of fuels.

With the cold weather … Read Full Story

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Editorial: For parents and kids, the best app is conversation

Editorial: For parents and kids,  the best app is conversation

Recent news that teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day exposed to media may not be cause for alarm, especially given that there is likely little that can be done to reverse the trend, but it should be … Read Full Story

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Take a deep breath, America is doing great

Take a deep breath, America is doing great

Before we get too far into 2016, I sure wish America would take a deep breath. Things are not nearly as bad as some of the loudest voices in the room would have us think.

It would help if the … Read Full Story

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Editorial: Raising the minimum age for tobacco use

Editorial: Raising the minimum age for tobacco use

Massachusetts state lawmakers are considering raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
The effort follows a study commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration that concluded that about 90 percent of daily smokers started before … Read Full Story

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Editorial: With Paris response, avoid past mistakes

Editorial: With Paris response, avoid past mistakes

Once again, the western world finds itself grappling with the scourge of terrorism.
The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed 129 innocent people and injured 350 more last week in Paris. Of course, the … Read Full Story

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Editorial: Making solar power competitive

Editorial: Making solar power competitive

The energy success story of the decade has been the boom in solar power. Many towns now boast sizable solar arrays on municipal buildings, former landfills, and other locations. More and more houses now sport the tell-tale photovoltaic panels.
Thanks … Read Full Story

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End-of-life talks key part of health picture

End-of-life talks key part of health picture

The Portland Press Herald

Six years ago, a proposal to compensate physicians for talking to patients about their treatment in their last days was stripped from the Affordable Care Act after critics made dark predictions about “death panels” and government … Read Full Story

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Com a aproximação da Quadra Festiva, compartilhe as suas benesses

Com a aproximação da Quadra Festiva, compartilhe as suas benesses

Por todo o estado, estão a ser encomendados perus e a ser planeadas ementas em antecipação da celebração do Dia de Acção de Graças, do Natal e do Hanukkah. Daqui a alguns dias, as crianças vão começar a chegar a … Read Full Story

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Editorial: As thoughts turn to the holidays, share the bounty

Editorial: As thoughts turn to the holidays, share the bounty

Across Massachusetts, cooks are ordering their turkeys and planning their menus in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Soon, young children will bring home their cornucopia art projects, the traditional symbol of the harvest season featuring a bounty of fruits … Read Full Story

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The complexities of race and ethnicity

The complexities of race and ethnicity

By Esther J. Cepeda

Our society gives a lot of lip service to the importance of diversity in fields such as science, medicine and technology because multicultural people bring unique viewpoints, varied life experiences and new ideas.
Rarely do we … Read Full Story

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An investment that always pays off

An investment that always pays off

While many people are still down in the doldrums following the Great Recession, the evidence is unmistakable that the economy is recovering. Unemployment Massachusetts was 4.6 percent in September and in Rhode Island it was 5.4 percent.
However, it’s apparent … Read Full Story

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A scary political thought for Halloween

A scary political thought for Halloween

Dorothy and her companions in “The Wizard of Oz” chanted, “Lions, tigers, and bears, oh, my! Lions, tigers and bears, oh, my!” Today, we are all trying to follow the chant of the populace that goes, “Democrats, Republicans and tea … Read Full Story

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Editorial: Should the rich pay more taxes?

Editorial: Should the rich pay more taxes?

The 2016 presidential campaign is shaping up as something of a referendum on taxes.
Most of the Republicans have released detailed tax proposals, all of which include cutting taxes for the wealthiest taxpayers. The Democratic candidates are unanimous in their … Read Full Story

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