Archbishop Alexander Sample

Scene in front of the Mark Hatfield Justice Center in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2020.

Portland rioters damage Catholic church known for outreach to the poor

CNA Staff, Nov 5, 2020 A Catholic church in downtown Portland, Oregon - known for helping the area’s poor - suffered shattered windows during a riot Wednesday night that saw nearly a dozen protestors arrested. Protesters in the city have toppled statues of Thomas Jefferson, George... read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon addressed his flock in August regarding the results of the survey

By Catholic News Agency, September 20, 2019 WASHINGTON — Six weeks after a Pew Research study found that only one-third of Catholics in the U.S. believe that the bread and wine become at Mass the Body and Blood of Christ, bishops across the country are writing to the faithful in the hopes... read more

Reverence for our Eucharistic Lord

By Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland May 15, 2018 My sister who lives here in Portland watched on EWTN the Mass I celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on April 28. One of her comments (after she finished making fun of her younger... read more