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  • Published
    April 17, 2010

    Worship Spotlight

    ADDRESS: 326 Main St. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic HISTORY: In 1848, Irish Catholic workmen, following the growth of the railroads, settled in the Yarmouth area with their families. In order to worship in a church on Sunday, the faithful traveled, often on foot, the 12 miles to Portland. In 1878, the heads of 10 Irish Catholic […]

  • Published
    April 17, 2010

    Religion Dispatches

    ROCKLAND Festival ticket sales benefit midcoast interfaith outreach The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival, held in January at Rockland Congregational Church, has donated $550 from ticket sales to Area Interfaith Outreach, a food pantry and assistance agency in the midcoast area. The gift will be added to the building expansion fund for AIO at […]

  • Published
    April 17, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Connected Catholics, noon, gathering at the Snow Squall Restaurant, 18 Ocean St., South Portland. Call Mary at 829-4054 for reservations. Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with Lisa Gallant Seal; Leslie Loomis Band opens. Doors open at 6 p.m., optional dinner available. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland.  Sunday Israeli Independence […]

  • Published
    April 17, 2010
    RELIG ATHEISTS

    Atheists find company on campus

    Colleges and students in general are more tolerant of non-believers than they were a decade ago.

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    Worship Spotlight

    ADDRESS: 76 Noyes St. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Orthodox Jewish HISTORY: At the end of the 19th century, the Jewish community of Portland began discussions about forming one monumental synagogue that would serve as a center of Jewish life in Portland for future generations. In 1900, a group from two separate Portland synagogues established a society to build […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    Look inward for what you really need

    Distractions abound. They are thrust upon us, and we cannot help but submit to their allure. We are bombarded by advertisements and information, marketing and media. We can go nowhere, do nothing, without being sold some thing or idea we are told is of utmost importance to our happiness and well-being. Every company seeks to […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., breakfast meeting with guest speaker Seth Aumock of Bangor. American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. For reservations, call 774-6416 or 799-7140 before Wednesday. The cost is $8; $6 for seniors. Men, women and teenagers are welcome. “A Remarkable Mary,” 2 p.m., the story of Mary Magdalene, […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    Dutch Christian party ordered to accept women in leadership

    AMSTERDAM — A fundamentalist Christian political party led entirely by men was told by the Netherlands’ Supreme Court on Friday that it must accept women in leadership roles. The Political Reformed Party, known by its Dutch acronym SGP, has consistently held two or three seats in the country’s 150-member national parliament since the 1920s but […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2010
    CATHOLIC-FEWPRIESTS

    Priests scarce as Catholics surge in N.C.

    Burgeoning parishes find themselves borrowing help and parceling out priestly chores to laymen.

  • Published
    April 3, 2010

    Worship Spotlight

    ADDRESS: 3 Gray Road DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: United Church of Christ HISTORY: At the time the church was organized in 1806, it was part of a parish that was supported by taxes levied on the townspeople. This practice ended when Maine became a state in 1820. The parish was dissolved in 1945, and the properties were given […]

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