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  • Published
    March 20, 2010
    ANNULMENTS

    U.S. annulment rate may spur Vatican crackdown

    The pope warns against letting the civil divorce rate dictate the number of 'decrees of nullity.'

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    Philanthropist will enhance donations to local ministry

    PORTLAND — Grace-Street Ministry, a nonprofit organization working through Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, has been selected to participate in this year’s Feinstein Challenge. For 13 years, Alan Feinstein, a Rhode Island philanthropist, has divided $1 million among agencies serving the hungry and poor. Through April 30, any donation to Grace-Street Ministry will be enhanced by a […]

  • Published
    March 6, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Lenten Retreat, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with special guest Gerondisa Thekla of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Paragorittisa, Lachute, Quebec. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley St., Saco. The retreat is free and open to the public. Donations to benefit the monastery are welcome. For details, call Elizabeth at 985-8692 or Donna […]

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    March 6, 2010

    Reflections: Hierarchy makes it hard to be Catholic

    Why am I still Catholic? The question is frequently asked, especially of late, in that I appear educated and am committed to social justice and human rights, while well, I’ll stop there. The easy answer is that I was raised in the South, where Catholics, a small minority, develop a proud defensiveness. At Notre Dame, […]

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    March 6, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Windham

    ADDRESS: 40 Windham Center Road. AFFILIATION/DENOMINATION: Episcopal, connected to the Diocese of Maine under the leadership of the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane. HISTORY: In the summer of 1971, a group of Episcopalians gathered around the dining room table in the home of Bob and Kit Ogg. Jerry Koll, a lay reader, led Morning Prayer. […]

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    March 6, 2010

    Lutheran church welcomes gay, transgender people

    PORTLAND – St. Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church recently voted unanimously to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation. The vote was taken at the congregation’s annual meeting on Feb. 7. With the vote, St. Ansgar became the first congregation in Maine with RIC status. Lutheran churches in the Reconciling in Christ program incorporate into church documents […]

  • Published
    March 6, 2010
    CHIRAC

    Head scarf tests store policy

    How inclusive should employers be when a worker's appearance clashes with an image?

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Rearranging the furniture mirrors life

    In our 1928 Dutch Colonial, there are old cast-iron radiators, and in the long, narrow living room, there is one long radiator beneath a double window. The vestibule opens right across from the door to the kitchen, and there really is no way not to have that divide the space into one small space to […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    This Weekend Labyrinth Weekend, 10th anniversary with workshops and open walks. All events are free. Open walk times are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Workshops are: ”Labyrinth 101,” 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday; ”Right Brain/Left Brain and the Labyrinth with Mandala Making,” 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; ”Introduction […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Faith complicates mom’s life-or-death decision

    WASHINGTON – Maribel Perez breathes in short puffs, panting almost, through a hole cut into her trachea and covered demurely with a patch of white gauze. Clear tubes connected to a noisy machine in the living room of her small Alexandria, Va., apartment pump pure oxygen into her nostrils. Twice in the past two years, […]

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