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    August 21, 2010

    Reflections:In beauty, flaws can be accepted

    Here’s where I am: It is Sunday afternoon on the Isle of Iona in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. I am sitting on a grassy bank at an incomparably beautiful bay called the Mhachair. Soon I will have to head back to the Iona Abbey, where I am spending my summer in […]

  • Published
    August 21, 2010

    New text will alter Catholics’ words

    Parishes will start using the new English missal in November 2011, and some predict Mass confusion.

  • Published
    August 21, 2010

    Old songs may ring out again

    Restoring a musical tradition at an Alaskan cathedral requires rebuilding and learning.

  • Published
    August 20, 2010

    NY mosque imam: Extremism is global threat

    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is on a 15-day Mideast tour, says radical religious views pose a security threat in both the West and the Muslim world.

  • Published
    August 14, 2010

    Reflections:Enlightenment abounds in the words not spoken

    This week I have laryngitis. When I called my mother with my raspy voice, she figured, “It must be caused by the heat and humidity.” I told her, “I think it’s God sending a message that I talk too much and it would be good to be quiet for a few days.” She laughed, “He […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Grandma’s Attic Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, People’s United Methodist Church Depot Street, Union. Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unity Church of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham. Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with annual Blueberry Gala and silent auction, West Gorham Union Church, Route 25, Gorham. Preservation Auction to […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2010

    September holiday draws concerns

    Muslims worry that the festive end of Ramadan may be seen as a salute to the 2001 terrorist attacks .

  • Published
    August 7, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Sebago Methodist Church. Organ and choral reading session, 8:30 a.m., designed for church musicians. There is a $25 fee. Call Beryl Samia at 967-5787. Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise. Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2010

    Reflections: Faith teaches life continues

    For many years, I celebrated the wonders of nature. The beauty of its flowers, the soft caress of its many breezes in beautiful Maine. I felt especially, in its highways and byways, the healing caress of all that is good in life. I adored the singing of the birds, the laughter of children at play, […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: Lake Region Baptist Church, Raymond

    ADDRESS: 1273 Route 302 westbound, Box 900. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Evangelical Baptist/American Baptist Churches of Maine. HISTORY: Lake Region Baptist Church started in 1986 with a weekly meeting at the home of Donald and Elizabeth Knowles on Sebago Lake in Raymond. The congregation later moved to the Real School for Sunday services, renting the facility for the […]

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