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Bishop Deeley's Statements and Messages

A Message on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court Decision
June 24, 2022

A Message Regarding Ukraine Conflict
February 28, 2022

A Message for World Marriage Day
February 11, 2022

A Message for the New Year
January 1, 2022

A Message for the Christmas Season
December 25, 2021

Advent Family Blessing (Video)
December 12, 2021

A Message for Thanksgiving
November 25, 2021

A Message for National Vocation Awareness Week
November 3, 2021

A Message for Respect Life Month
October 1, 2021

A Message from Bishop Deeley on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
September 11, 2021

Memorial Day Message
May 31, 2021

National Day of Prayer Message
May 6, 2021

National Teachers Appreciation Week Message
May 3, 2021

World Day of Prayer for Vocations Message
April 23, 2021

Earth Day Message
April 22, 2021

Easter Message
April 4, 2021

Statement on the Feast Day of St. Joseph in the Year of St. Joseph
March 19, 2021

Statement on Expanding Capacity at Maine Catholic Churches to 50%
March 5, 2021

New Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines
March 4, 2021

Statement Regarding New Restrictions on Religious Gatherings
February 18, 2021

Message on the World Day of Prayer for the Sick
February 11, 2021

A Video Message for Maine Catholic Schools Week
February 1, 2021

Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
January 20, 2021

Statement on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 11, 2021

Statement on Resumption of Federal Executions
December 11, 2020

Statement Supporting and Explaining COVID-19 Vaccines and Catholics
December 10, 2020

Message for Veterans Day
November 11, 2020

Message about Elections, Civic Duty, and How to Apply the Structure of Jesus to Both
August 30, 2020

Message for Fathers' Day
June 21, 2020

Message for Mothers' Day
May 10, 2020

Video Message for Catechumens and Candidates and Non-Public Easter Vigils
April 9, 2020

Video Message for Health Care Workers and Maine Catholics
April 3, 2020

Homily for Live-Streamed Mass (COVID-19 Crisis)
March 29, 2020

Homily for Live-Streamed Mass (COVID-19 Crisis)
March 22, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Message
January 20, 2020

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Message
January 17, 2020

Statement on People's Vetoes Against Physician-Assisted Suicide and Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
September 18, 2019

Letter on People's Veto on Passage of Physician-Assisted Suicide
July 18, 2019

Letter on People's Veto for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
July 18, 2019

Statement on Independence Day
July 4, 2019

Statement on Assisting Asylum Seekers in Portland
June 13, 2019

Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide Passing into Law in Maine
June 12, 2019

Statement on Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio
May 9, 2019

Message for National Teacher Day
May 7, 2019

Statement on the Fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris
April 15, 2019

Letter on LD 820 (Proposes Taxpayer-Funded Abortion)
April 10, 2019

Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush
December 1, 2018

Statement on Recent News of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy
August 16, 2018

Statement "A Child is Never a Negotiating Tool"
June 19, 2018

Statement on the Positive Identification of Fr. Clement Thibodeau
October 3, 2017

Statement on the Decision to End DACA
September 6, 2017

Statement on Fr. Clement Thibodeau
August 8, 2017

Statement of Support for the Islamic Society of Portland
June 27, 2017

Reflection on the Threat of Physician-Assisted Suicide
April 4, 2017

Statement on Solidarity with Refugees
January 29, 2017

Statement on Question 1
October 21, 2016

Statement on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia'
April 8, 2016

Statement on the Passing of Mother Mary Angelica
March 28, 2016

Statement on El Faro Tragedy
October 8, 2015

Statement on Planned Parenthood
September 10, 2015

Statement on Pope Francis' Letter
September 1, 2015

Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage
June 26, 2015

Statement on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’
June 18, 2015

Opening Statement at Introductory News Conference
December 18, 2013, Chancery Office, Portland
(The day that Pope Francis appointed him as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Portland)