Bishop Deeley ordains Bath’s Finn to transitional diaconate

PORTLAND Asking God to “look with favor on this servant of yours,” Bishop Robert P. More...

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‘Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for any Season’

The Bible is a big book, written in ancient languages to people living long before contemporary culture. For folks unfamiliar with the people and practices it contains, it can also be confusing. More...

Diocese of Portland donates more than $320K to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey

PORTLAND   A special collection held on September 2-3 at Catholic churches throughout Maine raised $322,760 for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which caused massive damage to communities in Texas and Louisiana. More...

Living the Word

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10  Practicing Holy Silence   More...

U.S. Supreme Court is asked to block Mississippi LGBT law

JACKSON, Miss. Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to refuse services to LGBT people. More...

Catholic Charities Maine’s Smith helps out in Houston

HOUSTON   “I am overwhelmed by the need and situations people are in, and I am also overwhelmingly encouraged by the Church’s response,” said Michael Smith, the director of mission for Catholic Charities Maine.  ISmith spe More...

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God is Still Working

What if God isn’t just a theoretical concept? What if the creator of the universe really did come to earth 2,000 years ago in the person of Jesus Christ to reveal his plan of salvation for the world? More...

Lewiston to host Red Mass on Oct. 13

LEWISTON   Bishop Robert P. Deeley will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at the Red Mass on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul on 122 Ash St., in Lewiston.  More...

U.S. priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

OKARCHE, Okla. Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. More...

Living the Word

“They sing to the tambourine and the lyre, and rejoice to the sound of the pipe”. Job 21:12  Joy in Music   More...

Bath’s Finn to be ordained to the transitional diaconate

PORTLAND   The winding path to answering God’s call began for Bath native Patrick Finn in fifth grade.  More...

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Waiting for my son to appear

Living on the outskirts of our little Maine town, I was uncertain whether to let my 4- year-old son, Ezra, ride home from preschool on the bus. A typically 10-minute drive for me would take him 45. More...

Bishop Deeley holds radio mass for ‘Light in the Darkness’ pledge drive

AUBURN With volunteers and staff seated before him, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a special morning Mass inside the Presence Radio Network studio in Auburn on Wednesday. More...

Living the Word

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11  The Holy Angels   More...

Former NFL player keynote speaker at 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference

PORTLAND The amazing faith journey of a former NFL player and a closing Mass with Bishop Robert P. Deeley are among the events planned for the 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on 307 Congress St. More...

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The light that leads to life

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about light. As the days get shorter and the nights earlier, I am increasingly aware of my need for it. As the light decreases so does my energy. More...

Free missionary disciple workshop series in Auburn

AUBURN Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Auburn is offering a free series of four workshops entitled “Becoming a Missionary Disciple,” exploring what it means to be a missionary disciple and how to begin living as one. More...

Seminary cancels talk by priest who urges dialogue with gays

NEW YORK   Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. More...

Living the Word

“Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 More...

Rev. Mary Ann Hoy to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 24, Rev. Mary Ann Hoy will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...