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The Maine State House in Augusta.

Abortion amendment disqualified from Maine 2024 election ballot

Apr 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Though the amendment proposal received a majority of votes this week, it failed to reach the required two-thirds supermajority in... Read more

The Maine State House in Augusta.

State attorneys general threaten lawsuit over Maine abortion, transgender bill

Mar 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Over a dozen state attorneys general are threatening a possible lawsuit over a bill that extends legal protections to out-of-staters... Read more

Pope Francis invoke the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter's Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.

Pope Francis sends ‘blessings of strength and peace’ after shooting in Maine

Oct 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Saturday he is praying for strength and peace for the community of Lewiston, Maine, after the city... Read more

A police officer blocks access to the road to Sparetime Recreation on Oct. 26, 2023, in Lewiston, Maine. Police are still searching for the suspect in the mass shooting, Robert Card.

UPDATE: Multiple people killed in Wednesday mass shootings in Maine

Oct 26, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Media reports listed anywhere from 15 to 22 dead, with dozens more injured, in Lewiston, Maine. The search for a... Read more


With new law, it’s easier than ever to get a late-term abortion in Maine

Jul 20, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Maine now has some of the most extreme abortion laws in the nation. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conceptionin Portland, Maine.    Credit: Kelly Lynn Butler/Shutterstock

Maine's Catholic churches will continue attendance at Mass, while ecumenical group urges online services

Jan 6, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Portland will continue to permit attendance at Mass, even as the state’s Council of Churches has urged... Read more

An artist's rendering of the planned renovation of the University of Maine's Newman Center chapel.

$1.25M donation will transform University of Maine's Newman Center chapel

Aug 28, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The planned renovations include a “quiet, beautiful narthex where one can transition into the presence of God;” different entrances for... Read more

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

Maine diocese frozen out of COVID restrictions discussion

Nov 12, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Sep 18, 2019

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

Participants in the 2019 pilgrimage in Maine.

Maine teens hike 70 miles in pilgrimage of prayer to end addiction and depression

Sep 1, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

For the second year in a row, 11 Maine teens embarked on a 70-mile pilgrimage to pray for their communities... Read more

The Maine State House in Augusta.

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

Aug 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Blaine House, the official residence of the Governor of Maine. Via Shutterstock

Maine advances assisted suicide law

Jun 5, 2019

A bill legalizing assisted suicide in Maine moved to the governor’s desk on Tuesday after both houses of the state’s... Read more