Young Life Midcoast

LONG REACH HALL at Maine Maritime Museum was crowded on May 3, as more than 150 community members gathered to share a meal and to learn more about Young Life Midcoast, a mentoring program for local h More...

For Those Who Are Hurting On Mother’s Day

Faith Notes

This one is for the mothers. The ones serving in the hardest places. Those whose children have special needs. Those whose children are battling addiction or illness or struggling to overcome difficult choices. Those who love children they have lost. More...

From Confusion to Confidence

Equality of women with men. Elimination of prejudices of all kind. The oneness of humanity. Common foundation of religion and science. Spiritual solutions to economic problems. A universal compulsory education. An international auxiliary language. More...

Feed Our Scholars paint part fundraiser set for tonight

WISCASSET   Feed Our Scholars is hosting a party tonight and everyone’s invited.  For a fee of $25, attendees of all ages and abilities will paint a lovely, springy lupine picture under the leadership of artist Sue Begin of Cre8tive E More...

Living the Word

“Jesus said, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord you know that I love you.” John 21:16 Saying I Love You More...

Faith Notes

Five Spiritual Habits

I’m a follower of health and well-being articles, eager to embrace behaviors that will help me age well. More...

Catholic Charities Maine’s Linda Hjortland a finalist for CCUSA’s Volunteer of the Year

BATH Having served as a volunteer with Catholic Charities Maine’s SEARCH program for 11 years, Bath’s Linda Hjortland was recently named as one of seven finalists nationwide for Catholic Charities USA’s Volunteer of the Year Award. More...

Pope to Chile abuse victims: ‘I was part of the problem’

ROME The three whistleblowers in Chile’s sex abuse scandal urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to transform his apology for having discredited them into concrete action to end what they called the “ epidemic” of sex abuse and cover-up More...

Living the Word

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30  Love Thy Neighbor   More...

Family Resource Fair set for St. Charles Borromeo

BRUNSWICK   While the children are enjoying games and face painting, parents can learn more about local youth organizations, summer camps and support services during a free Family Resource Fair.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. More...

Faith Notes:

What Is Most Valuable

Living in the woods as a self-employed writer, I don’t get many opportunities to dress up. When my memoir came out last spring, I patched together an outfit from Goodwill and L.L. Bean to wear to my book release party. More...

National Day of Prayer taking place Thursday

BRUNSWICK   When President Ronald Reagan was in office, he established the first Thursday in May as the nation’s Day of Prayer.  More...

Half a man: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

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Living the Word

“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” Romans 8:25  Cultivating Patience   More...

Yard, plant sale fundraiser scheduled

BATH — The Neighborhood Café and United Church of Christ, located on 798 Washington St., will have a yard and plant sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. More...

Benefit dinner to support mission trip

BRUNSWICK — An Italian chicken dinner will benefit the teen mission trip to Queens.   The dinner will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, located at 132 McKeen St. More...

‘Membra Jesu Nostri Patientis Sanctissima’ to be presented

BRUNSWICK — The First Parish Church Adult Choir will present Buxtehude’s “Membra Jesu Nostri Patientis Sanctissima” in the First Parish sanctuary at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6. More...

Diocese of Portland announces 7 priest assignments, one retirement

PORTLAND Seven priests have received assignments from the Diocese of Portland — and one has announced their retirement. Fr. Francis P. More...

Faith Notes

Wounds of Grief and Love

I was feeling unusually down this week, more than even dreary skies and freezing drizzle could account for. Tuesday, I didn’t want to go out. More...

Maine Catholic Women’s Conference set for Portland

PORTLAND Dynamic speakers and music, a special Mass, and other community-building activities will help hundreds of women in strengthening their faith at the Maine Catholic Women’s Conference set for May 5. More...