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  • Moving forward on immigration
    August 29, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    As members of Congress return to Washington from their August recess, once more the air is filled with rumors and tensions over immigration.

  • MARY, FOUNDRESS OF AMERICA
    August 28, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Earlier this summer, I led the first pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Like many other immigrants to this country, I have a strong devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. I learned it from my parents when I was growing up in Monterrey, Mexico. Many summers, my mother and father would take my sisters and me on a 600-mile journey to visit our grandparents in Mexico City. And when we went, we would make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. My experience was not unique. In Mexico, many Catholic families try to make a pilgrimage to the Basilica at least once a year.

  • Cardinal Cupich and Archbishop Gomez Strongly Denounce Racism
    August 24, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    n Chicago Catholic, Cardinal Blase Cupich writes:

    While humanity is divided by culture, heritage and language, God created us to be one human family, one race — the human race.

  • The Romero Centennial among the bishops
    August 23, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    During the 1982 anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar A. Romero, a slogan emerged which would resonate in many future commemorations of the martyr bishop: “We want more bishops like Archbishop Romero.” It was a popular veto of sorts against an episcopate perceived as too far removed from the style now promoted by Pope Francis: of “shepherds with the odor of sheep”—or, as the slogan put it, “who align themselves with the poor.” Quite a long time has passed since those days, and now many bishops seem to want to take up the style of the former Archbishop of San Salvador. We examine the praise that twelve of them gave to the martyred archbishop during the recent commemorations of the centenary of his birth.

  • In wake of violence, archbishop urges Catholics to foster racial peace
    August 22, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Responding to violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Archbishop of Los Angeles said the message in this week’s Gospel is one of inclusion, no matter a person’s race or nationality.

  • Salvadorans in U.S. mark Blessed Oscar Romero’s 100th birthday
    August 17, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    “He wanted to know about him, who he was,” said Quintanilla.

    Because of the violent manner in which he died in 1980 — shot to death while celebrating Mass — it was difficult to explain the entire story of Blessed Oscar Romero to young Esau Cruz, now 6, but little by little, Quintanilla, began to teach him: He was a bit like Jesus. “He died for us,” and “he didn’t like injustice,” she explained to him.

  • LA archbishop: Our Lady of Guadalupe guide, protector for our times
    August 15, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    It is in the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 to a poor Indian convert that we can see God’s plan and care for America today, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in an important northern California address that tackled the “de-Christianization” of our culture.

  • Archbishop Gomez celebrates Mass for Santa Clara High students and faculty
    August 15, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Archbishop Jose Gomez, head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, came to Oxnard Friday to say Mass for students and faculty at Santa Clara High School. The archbishop of the largest archdiocese in the Catholic Church made his first trip to Santa Clara to celebrate the feast of St. Clare of Assisi, the school’s patron saint. His appearance also celebrated 115 years of Catholic education at the Oxnard school.

  • Let Jesus be ‘your teacher, your life coach,’ archbishop urges teens
    August 9, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told 1,600 Catholic teens gathered for the “City of Saints” conference that their faith and love for Jesus was an inspiration.

  • Oscar Romero, 100 años de su nacimiento
    August 9, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    La celebración del Centenario del nacimiento del beato Oscar Romero, el próximo 13 de agosto, se realizará en diversas partes del mundo.