Catholic church calls for day of prayer
PORTLAND (AP) — Catholic clergy across Maine are saying prayers for victims of past sexual abuse incidents in the church.
Today has been designated as a day of prayer and penance in churches in the Maine Catholic diocese.
During today’s Masses, priests are being encouraged to say special prayers calling for the healing of abuse victims and the repentance and justice of abuse perpetrators, as well prayers for families and church clergy and staff. The largest Mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.