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Diocese of Portland - Latest News
Mar 31, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- With public Masses cancelled across the United States, ahead of Palm Sunday this weekend, some Maine Catholics are being encouraged to adopt a substitute devotional practice: pine branches. 
Jan 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland issued a directive on Thursday suspending the distribution of Communion under both species. Since December, six people have died from the flu in Maine.
Jan 3, 2020 - 05:05 pm .- During his homily for Mass on Wednesday, Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland urged Catholics not to tolerate “any kind” of religious prejudice, following a spate of violent attacks against Jews and Christians in the U.S. during December.
Sep 18, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine, has expressed his disappointment at the failure of efforts to force a public vote on the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and taxpayer-funded abortion in the state.
Aug 5, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- A pair of petition campaigns for a people’s veto referendum vote have kicked off in Maine with the support of the state’s Catholic bishop, as residents attempt to repeal a law that legalizes taxypayer-funded abortion, and another one that legalizes assisted suicide.
Jun 25, 2019 - 11:48 am .- The Diocese of Portland announced Tuesday it will be using a third-party reporting system for violations of its standards of ethical conduct, such as fraud or harassment.
May 31, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- After the Maine Council of Churches changed its decision-making process earlier this year, the Bishop of Portland was forced to withdraw from the group, the Portland Press-Herald reported Tuesday.

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