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‘Sexual Abuse of a Minor is Contrary to Everything the Church Teaches’

Editor’s note: The following is a statement presented March 9 by The Most Rev. Joseph J. Gerry, bishop of Portland, about sexual abuse by Maine priests. . The Rule of St. Benedict exhorts the brothers in the monastery to “bear each other’s burdens” as a way of growing in Christian …

A ray of light Mission boat Sunbeam ministers to body and soul

If island communities are – figuratively and quite literally – extended families, then the Sunbeam V is that aunt from away whose whirlwind visits seem to create holidays. When the boat pulls into harbor on an icy February afternoon, word travels the length of the island within hours. By sunset, …