- Oct 31, 2020
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.
A Catholic school in Maine announced it will close at the end of this school year due to financial struggles and shrinking enrollment, school officials said.
The flu season is here and dioceses across the country are taking precautions to avoid spreading illness.