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Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland

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

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, state, increase church attendance in time for Holy Week

Two weeks after the Bishop of Portland in Maine called state restrictions on religious gatherings “unacceptable,” Maine’s governor is allowing... Read more

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

Maine diocese: New restrictions on churches 'unacceptable'

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

Basilique Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul à Lewiston, Maine.

Maine diocese frozen out of COVID restrictions discussion

The Diocese of Portland, Maine, has expressed frustration at being excluded from conversations with the state governor over safe reopening... Read more

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Maine priest encourages 'Pine Sunday' where there are no palms

With public Masses cancelled across the United States, ahead of Palm Sunday this weekend, some Maine Catholics are being encouraged... Read more

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Maine bishop suspends chalice amid flu outbreak

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.

Portland bishop says religious prejudice 'cannot be tolerated'

During his homily for Mass on Wednesday, Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland urged Catholics not to tolerate “any kind” of... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine at the 2019 USCCB General Assembly in June.

Maine bishop laments failed challenge to assisted suicide and abortion laws

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine, has expressed his disappointment at the failure of efforts to force a public vote... Read more

The Maine State House in Augusta.

Maine's pro-life movement 're-vitalized' to oppose abortion, assisted suicide laws

A pair of petition campaigns for a people’s veto referendum vote have kicked off in Maine with the support of... Read more

Portland diocese to engage third-party system for reporting ethics violations

The Diocese of Portland announced Tuesday it will be using a third-party reporting system for violations of its standards of... 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

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