Archbishop Alexander Sample

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The fire that devastated St. Joseph's sanctuary was primarily concentrated in the roof.

Fire devastates historic Oregon Catholic church: Sanctuary is lost

Aug 31, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

St. Joseph’s is one of the oldest parish communities in Oregon. It serves about 3,500 faithful and is a part... Read more


UPDATE: Portland Archdiocese says schools department closure not due to gender ideology feud

Jun 29, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The archdiocese says it is reevaluating how to evangelize and “integrate schools more fully into our mission” given a changing... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample during Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2019.

Portland archbishop welcomes ‘Eucharistic Revival,’ emphasizes worthy reception of Communion

Jun 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon last week praised a new “Eucharistic Revival” initiative of the U.S.bishops that aims to... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.

More prelates reject delays of US bishops' discussion of Eucharistic coherence

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

More Catholic bishops have spoken out in support of continuing as planned the process to address “Eucharistic coherence,” namely Christian... Read more

Dr. Saad Jazrawi, president of the Portland Catholic Physicians Guild, holds daughter Samar, age 7 months, during a dinner following the annual White Mass for Catholic health care workers in 2019. “If I combine my faith and my work, I’m a better Catholic and a better physician,” said Jazrawi.

Local Catholic association supports physicians in their vocation

Founded in the 1950s, the Portland Catholic Physicians Guild ‘allows men and women of faith to share with courage and... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon.

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican 'no' to same-sex blessings

Mar 24, 2021

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon on Tuesday thanked Pope Francis for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the... Read more

How should a Christian respond to suffering? Archbishop Sample reflects

Nov 4, 2020

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland discussed the meaning of suffering - and how Catholics should respond to it - in... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon prays before the Eucharist in Portland's North Park Blocks, Oct. 17, 2020.

Portland archdiocese holds rosary, Eucharistic procession for peace

Oct 20, 2020

The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon held a Eucharistic procession through the city on Saturday for the intention of peace... Read more

A demonstrator tries to put out a fire that other demonstrators started outside a U.S. courthouse during a protest on July 31, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

Protestors burn Bible during Portland protests 

Aug 3, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Protestors in Portland, Oregon burned a Bible in the street during a protest outside a federal courthouse in the early... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample.

Portland archdiocese will not cancel public Masses, after Oregon gov bans large gatherings

Mar 12, 2020

The Archdiocese of Portland will not cancel public Sunday Masses, after Oregon’s governor responded to the coronavirus pandemic by announcing... Read more

Portland archdiocese: Coronavirus or no, Communion can be received on the tongue

Mar 4, 2020

The right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue has been affirmed by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, which... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon.

Love God? Let your music aim high, Archbishop Sample says

Jan 28, 2019

Sacred music has a special role in the Catholic liturgy, and Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon has written... Read more