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Tag Archives: Archbp. Sample
The cruel Francis’ legacy document – his very own Plessy v. Ferguson – Traditionis custodes is calling forth what many reasonable people think are unnecessary statements from dioceses. Some are really bad, but that is to be expected given those … Read More
Last October I involved you in a project at at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP parish and my adoptive home parish in Rome. Historically, the place had never been a parish church. Therefore, it didn’t have a baptistry or … Read More
Julian Kwasniewski (any relation to…? Nah… couldn’t be…) interviewed Archp. Sample of Portland and the transcript of the interview is parked at NLM. The interview took place last June. Archbp. Sample talks about why young people are attracted to traditional … Read More
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 … Read More
The other day I posted about the great sermon that Archbp. Sample gave at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Pontifical Mass in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. While I posted a video of … Read More
How I would have loved to have been there. Sermon: 54:00
¡Hagan lío! His Excellency Most Reverend (and I sincerely mean both of those honorifics), Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, gave an outstanding address to liturgy conference in Germany. He includes some personal reflections and analysis of the situation we … Read More
At CWR my old friend Archbp. Alex Sample of Portland as some things to say about Amoris laetitia. He issued some instructions about the controversial document and commented on the. HERE Especially good is this… CWR: The first misuse you address … Read More
At CWR there is an interview with Archbp. Alex Sample of Portland. Among the things he addressed are sacred liturgy and sacred music. […] Some have said that the sacred liturgy is my personal hang up, that I have an … Read More
His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, issued a statement about SCOTUS’s pathetic same-sex “marriage” decision. HERE ‘Simply wrong’ Archbishop Alexander Sample responds to decision by Supreme Court legalizing same-sex “marriage” I am deeply saddened by the narrow … Read More
I direct the attention of the whole readership to a video of a sermon of my old friend His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland. He is celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne. He preaches about the … Read More
What did I write the other day? With the rapid degradation of morals, the overturning of common sense and natural law, and the dissolution of civil rule of law in these USA we are seeing – and this is not … Read More
“When Summorum Pontificum came out, and the Holy Father said this is one of the forms of the Latin Rite, the Extraordinary Form, I said ‘I’m a bishop of the Church, I must know this rite!’ And I encourage my … Read More
From the Oregonian: Portland Archdiocese joins anti-gay marriage effort; lay group plans Ash Wednesday action Since Pope Francis began his reign as the head of the Catholic Church a year ago, he’s sounded a more welcoming tone toward gays. [Their … Read More
At the Brigittine Priory of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon, His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, celebrated Holy Mass in the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite, a Pontifical Mass at the Throne. It will … Read More
During the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976 – the time when the greatest damage was being done in the name of the Spirit of Vatican II) people were bullied into rejection of the sì jiù, the Four “Olds”: Old Customs, Old Culture, … Read More
Over the last couple days I attended a Canon Law and Civil Law Conference at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Diocese of LaCrosse. A great setting for a great conference. Alas, the Shrine is in … Read More
Archbishop Viganò just read the letter of Pope Benedict XVI from last January to Archbishop Alexander Sample, now being installed in Portland. There is a live stream. Here is a great screen capture. A mitre (a little odd), a cardinal’s … Read More
My old friend now-Archbishop Alex Sample, before his translation to Portland, issued a Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music for the Diocese of Marquette. It is called “Rejoice in the Lord” and it is a hit. First, remember his spectacular sermon … Read More