- Aug 10, 2020
As the national spotlight landed on his city and its ongoing protests, Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample July 24 made a plea for citizens to leave violence behind and return to a campaign for racial justice.
In 1993, 39-year-old nuclear engineer Hal Elkins hit the bottle and fell into a jealous rage and shot his girlfriend, Kathryn Linn, and the man she was with, Marvin Eugene Mayer. Within a decade, other inmates would be calling Elkins “the Bishop of OSP.”
Declaring that racism is real and must be addressed, Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample in remarks June 5 and 6 made impassioned pleas for justice, peace and unity.
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.