Maine Catholic congressman declares he’s gay

Details:  Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) announced he’s gay in an Op-Ed article published by Maine newspapers Monday, making him the seventh openly gay member of Congress. The five-term representative, currently running for governor, said that he was prompted to speak out by “whisper campaigns” alleging that he was gay. “Allow me to save them the trouble with a [Read More...]

“You don’t think this is ever going to happen to your church”: Landmark Maine church prepares for sale

Photo: Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Details, from the Lewiston-Auborn Sun Journal:  Few prayers remain for St. Louis Catholic Church. The neo-Gothic landmark still sits just as it did when its last congregation gathered there in April. Stacks of spring fliers now gather dust on a table near the broad front doors facing Third Street. The grand [Read More...]

Ordination update: the Maine event, as eight are ordained in Portland

It’s late in the season for ordinations, but it’s never too late to welcome new men to Holy Orders. From the Bangor Daily News: Their mission is threefold — service to the Gospel, liturgy and charity. It sounds like a tall order for men who are working full-time jobs and have wives and families. Yet [Read More...]


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