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  • What’s your response?
    “What will be your response to the Resurrection?” Archbishop Alexander Sample asked on a video released on Facebook early Easter morning.
  • Unity evident at Chrism Mass
    Resplendent liturgical music, 150 priests in matching vestments and a cathedral full of the lay faithful made the April 11 Chrism Mass one of the most consequential Catholic moments in western Oregon in the past two years.
  • Seminary Tea set for June 1
    A longstanding benefit to aid Archdiocese of Portland seminarians will take place in person in June after two years online.
  • Bishops sign letter warning that Germany's synodal path could lead to schism
    More than 70 bishops from around the world have released a fraternal open letter to Germany's bishops warning that sweeping changes to Church teaching advocated by the ongoing process known as the Synodal Path may lead to schism.
  • Created, captured, rescued: How to respond?
    Archbishop Alexander Sample last month released a series of four brief videos that tackle the biggest questions of human existence with logic, kindness and clarity.
  • Archbishop Sample responds to expanded assisted suicide
    Due to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of its assisted suicide residency requirement, Oregon will no longer limit assisted suicide to residents of the state.
  • Monks and archbishop pray for Russia and Ukraine
    Before the final blessing, Archbishop Sample led the monastic community, seminarians, other attendees, and those viewing on livestream in an act of consecration of the world, the church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  • Archbishop Sample's statement on Ukraine
    And especially to you my brothers and sisters I want to assure you of my solidarity with you, my prayers for you. I have been carefully following the events in Ukraine.
    Levi Miller, 4, made an inquiry. What kind of motorcycle does the archbishop ride?
  • Archbishop Sample offers an Ash Wednesday message
    Archbishop Alexander Sample offers an Ash Wednesday message on YouTube, easily accessed and shared.
  • ‘Here I am, send me’
    Dozens of women religious joined other worshippers Feb. 5 at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass honoring the call to consecrated life.
  • ‘Jesus changes everything’
    To reach more people in a modern way with compelling messages of faith, Archbishop Alexander Sample has been appearing in brief videos posted on social media by the Archdiocese of Portland.
  • Holy Hour focuses on synod, life and renewal
    In a week when Catholic parishes all over Oregon set aside time to adore Jesus in the Eucharist, the Archdiocese of Portland’s flagship church hosted a Holy Hour with three special intentions.
  • ‘An army of the Virgin to serve God’
    The Legion of Mary marked its 100th anniversary as an apostolic association of laypeople in the Catholic Church.

  • Synod: ‘Walking together’
    Catholic leaders from western Oregon are meeting Jan. 20 to learn how the Archdiocese of Portland will continue to participate in the Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis.
  • Archbishop's schedule
    Here is Archbishop Alexander Sample's upcoming schedule. 
  • Local synodality timeline released
    Listening sessions will begin in February at western Oregon parishes and within other local Catholic groups as part of a major church movement called for by Pope Francis.
  • Archbishop's schedule
    See Archbishop Alexander Sample's upcoming schedule.
  • Archbishop Sample dedicates a new altar at Portland parish
    With oil and incense, candles and chant, Archbishop Alexander Sample dedicated a new altar at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Southeast Portland Dec. 5. “It is a tremendous joy for me to be here to mark this incredible moment in the rich history of this parish,” said the archbishop in his homily.
  • Cathedral Christmas: Jesus a gift for all, even if we don’t know it
    At midnight Mass at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Archbishop Alexander Sample pondered with worshippers why the good news of the birth of Jesus came first to shepherds.
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