His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland has stood up again and again in favor of a strong Catholic identity. I remind the readership of his stellar sermon some years ago at Assumption Grotto in Detroit (HERE) and his fine sermon at the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine (HERE).
Archbishop Sample just wrote a column for their archdiocesan paper HERE.
In this column he writes about reverence for the Eucharist. He also says that there will soon be issued a liturgical handbook for the archdiocese.
Two of the things that he will establish in law for the archdiocese is the cessation of Communion services and that all shall kneel for the Agnus Dei.
I’ve known Archbp. Sample since the mid-80’s, before either of us entered seminary. I knew him also as a priest. I can say that he is one of the most prayerful priests I know.