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Guest column The Weight of Sorrow

I sat on my couch utterly exhausted. I’d been coughing for six days – deep, lungwracking coughs that snatched at my breath.  More...

Muslims question whether girl’s killing was road rage

Islamic leaders are questioning Virginia detectives’ insistence that the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage, saying the attack looks all too much like a hate crime.  More...

Living the Word

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14  Children’s Day   More...

Pope pledges more than $500K in South Sudan aid

VATICAN CITY   Pope Francis is offering 460,000 euros (more than $500,000) in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment.  Francis had hoped to visit South Sudan in October to draw attention to the plight More...

Rev. Katharine Babson to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, June 25, Rev. Katharine Babson will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

The Small Things in Life

Guest column

From the beginning, my heart opened. Then just as quickly, it closed. More...

Secretary of 2 popes sheds light on their daily lives

WARSAW, Poland   St. John Paul II discussed stepping down as pope with his aides but was advised against it in the interest of the Catholic Church, his former secretary said in a book recently published in the pope’s native Poland.  More...

Living the Word

“Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.” Luke 21:30  Ordinary Time   More...

Charles Wesley Singers perform in Bath July 24

BATH — The Charles Wesley Singers, as part of their Summer Youth Mission Choir Tour 2017, will be performing a concert at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.  More...

St. Philip’s Strawberry Festival in Wiscasset

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Rev. Alfred Niese to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, June 18, Rev. Alfred Niese will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

FAITH NOTES :

How I Found My Mind After I Lost It

Guest Writer   You know you’ve lost your mind when you can’t believe what you know is true.  More...

St. John’s awarded grant for new robotics program

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Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to church

DENVER   In a step toward possible sainthood, the remains of a former slave have been moved to a Catholic cathedral in Denver, where people lined up Wednesday to honor her and pray for her help.  More...

Living the Word

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19-20a  Celebrating The Trinity   More...

St Mary Schola presents ‘Musical Banquet’ spring concert

FALMOUTH   St Mary Schola will perform their annual Spring concert, A Musical Banquet, on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Rev. Alfred Niese to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, June 18, Rev. Alfred Niese will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

Minister of Music Ray Cornils to retire

BRUNSWICK Ray Cornils has announces his retirement as Minister of Music of First Parish Church, UCC Brunswick as of August 31 and as Portland Municipal Organist effective December 31. More...

Losing My Independence

At 18, I had plans for my life. I’d meet my lifelong lover in college, stay at home and have babies, work and then we’d travel together in our twilight years. But life didn’t turn out at all as I thought it would.  More...

Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

GENOA, Italy   Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who e More...