- Jan 22, 2021
Catholic Charities Maine plans to distribute tens of thousands of masks to help protect residents from the coronavirus pandemic.
The bishop of Maine’s Catholic diocese called on Catholics in the state to observe social distancing and other precautions this Christmas.
The Catholic Diocese of Portland has removed a Maine priest from ministry who was criticized by a judge who said he “inflamed” events that led to a woman’s murder in 2018.
These days, the job description of hospital chaplain has changed due to the historically stringent safety restrictions now in place at all hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Father Paul Marquis sits in his office at Mercy Hospital, waiting. He often notices how the usually busy corridors outside have grown quiet recently. Strict visitor regulations are in place, and staff schedules have been drastically altered to cover any possibility of a surge during the COVID-19 pandemic.