- Mar 30, 2020
The U.S. bishops, aware of the growing numbers of Catholics in the country who are of Hispanic origin, voted to write a new pastoral plan for Latino Catholics that would be produced sometime between 2021 and 2024.
During an encuentro Mass at St. Joseph Parish in Salem, Oregon’s capital city, Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample acknowledged the special problems immigrants face now, plus the normal trials of marriage, parenthood and employment.
Rick Best was one of two men who died after defending two women being accosted by a passenger yelling hate speech about Muslims and other groups. Best was a 53-year-old member of Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie, Oregon. Members of the church have mobilized to support his widow and four children.
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon, was preparing to celebrate Mass Oct. 26 with Benedictine monks in Norcia when the first of two powerful earthquakes struck, saying, “I had no sooner finished (the vesting) prayer to be protected from the assaults of Satan when bang: It just hit and it hit with a vengeance.”