New publication from Archbishop Sample’s Office of Divine Worship


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Yesterday’s Solemn Mass Was An Inflection Point
2018 April 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

Consider three (3) clerics who took part in this Solemn Mass at the National Shrine


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An interview with Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon.


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Sacra Liturgia USA 2015
2015 April 12 by Fr. David Friel

An International Conference on Liturgical Formation in Light of the New Evangelization


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Eagerly awaiting a Pastoral Letter on Sacred Art in Divine Worship.


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May the Archbishop’s reflections & exhortations bear fruit in practical renewal!


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Archbishop Sample's Letter on Sacred Music (5 of 8)
2014 June 20 by Richard J. Clark

The biggest problem in Roman Catholic liturgical music is the prevailing misunderstanding of its very purpose.


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Archbishop Sample's Letter On Sacred Music (4 of 8)
2014 June 19 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

“Everything in God’s good creation is hierarchically ordered, and the virtue of each part is to belong to the whole in the right way…”


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Archbishop Sample's Letter On Sacred Music (3 of 8)
2014 June 18 by Andrew R. Motyka

We need to avoid profanity “not only in itself, but in the manner in which it is presented by those who execute it.”


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Archbishop Sample's Letter On Sacred Music (2 of 8)
2014 June 17 by Aurelio Porfiri

Most bishops will talk about everything from global warming to the latest cure for cholesterol, but they leave the issue of liturgical music to priests who think that saving people means dying with them…


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We’ve teamed up to create an 8-part series on Archbishop Sample’s momentous 2013 letter. Today, Jeff Ostrowski introduces the series.


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Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland
2013 June 08 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“The GLORIA of the Mass set to a Polka beat or in the style of rock music is not sacred music.” — Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland


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A bishop issues diocesan-wide directives on the role of music in the liturgy. A look at some of the more noteworthy instructions.


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