Diocese of Portland announces 7 priest assignments, one retirement

PORTLAND Seven priests have received assignments from the Diocese of Portland — and one has announced their retirement. Fr. Francis P. More...

Faith Notes

Wounds of Grief and Love

I was feeling unusually down this week, more than even dreary skies and freezing drizzle could account for. Tuesday, I didn’t want to go out. More...

Maine Catholic Women’s Conference set for Portland

PORTLAND Dynamic speakers and music, a special Mass, and other community-building activities will help hundreds of women in strengthening their faith at the Maine Catholic Women’s Conference set for May 5. More...

Equality of Women with Men: An Absolute Necessity

If women were another race, men could be held accountable for instituted racism against them.  More...

Pope seeks ‘saints next door’ not doctrinaire perfectionists

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is calling for ordinary Catholics to live holy lives in whatever they do, stressing that the “saints next door” are more pleasing to God than religious elites who insist on perfect adherence to rules and doctrin More...

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Encouraging books for spring

I don’t read many parenting books. When I sit down to read, it is more often to escape the realities of parenting than to learn about them. More...

St. Charles Borromeo hosting Earth Day celebration

BRUNSWICK People of all denominations, including those with no faith traditions, are encouraged to attend an Earth Day celebration at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Sunday, April 22. More...

Living the Word

“Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord.” John 21:12 Recognizing Jesus More...

Benefit church supper Saturday

HARPSWELL — A church supper Saturday will fill stomachs and benefit a community organization.  The supper, which will take place from 5-7 p.m., will include corned beef and all the fixings. More...

Annual earthquake demo shakes up St. John’s

BRUNSWICK   St. John’s Catholic School students got an eyeful of earthquakes on Tuesday.  Middle school science teacher Deb Johnson led her eighth grade students in the 3rd annual Earthquake Shake Table Demonstration.  More...

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Celebrating Something New

Forget January 1st, with its blustery, winterbound resolutions. The New Year should commence on the day after Easter. More...

Faith Redefined

Guest Column

We all may have more faith than we realize. More...

Living the Word

“And the whole multitude sought to touch him, for power went out of him, and he healed them all.” Luke 9:6  Healing and Curing   More...

‘NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM’

AT LEFT, St. More...

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Learning To Say No

My earliest Easter memory is of my mother cautioning my older brother and me that if we didn’t pick up the nails we’d spilled on the front porch of our Oregon ranch, the Easter bunny couldn’t come to our house. More...

It Is Finished

He was in His early-30s. In His young life, He fed the hungry and ministered to the sick, the poor, and those who were mentally unstable. Crowds followed Him as they were eager to hear more of His message. Some knew who He was and others wondered. More...

An open letter to Mr. Rick Santorum

I was appalled to hear your comments on CNN criticizing our young people and telling them to “learn CPR” as one of the “solutions” to end the gun violence. More...

Living the Word

“For I have set you and example that you should also do as I have done to you.” John 13:15  The Washing of the Feet   More...

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A Wrinkle in Time

Last week I squeezed into a seat at a local movie theater, along with my teen daughter and a group of friends, to watch “A Winkle in Time.” More...

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf thrives through continued community support

WISCASSET St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf Food Pantry makes an impact in the community — and organizers are quick to note that it’s members of the community that keep it going. More...