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Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland

Why Maine Catholics, unable to meet in person, aren't sheepish about their faith

Apr 16, 2021

With the Maine Catholic Youth Meeting taking place virtually for the second year in a row, the Diocese of Portland... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, Maine    Credit: Kelly Lynn Butler/Shutterstock

Maine diocese: New restrictions on churches 'unacceptable'

Feb 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Portland is calling Maine's new restrictions on religious services “unacceptable.”   Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.

Archbishop Paglia: Catholic politicians cannot protect or promote abortion

Aug 31, 2020

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Saturday that Catholic politicians should not promote legal protections of any... Read more

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Maine bishop suspends chalice amid flu outbreak

Jan 9, 2020

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland issued a directive on Thursday suspending the distribution of Communion under both species. Since December, six... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, who presented to the USCCB general assembly proposal for implementing Vos estis lux mundi.

US bishops open debate on abuse reforms

Jun 11, 2019

By Ed Condon

On the morning of the first day of the USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Portland.

Maine bishop had 'no alternative' but to leave state ecumenical group

May 31, 2018

After the Maine Council of Churches changed its decision-making process earlier this year, the Bishop of Portland was forced to... Read more