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  • U.S. Bishops to take up special collection in support of Hurricane Harvey victims
    August 29, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice-president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has requested that all U.S. bishops consider taking up a special collection in support of the dioceses affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • L.A. Archbishop: ‘Deportation alone is not an immigration policy’
    August 29, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    As a Sept. 5 deadline looms for President Donald Trump to either cancel a program providing relief from deportation for children of undocumented immigrants or face a lawsuit by 10 state attorneys general, Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles on Tuesday said eliminating the protection would be “tragic” and that “deportation alone is not an immigration policy.”

  • 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.

    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.

  • St Pius X–St Matthias in Downey takes another leap forward
    August 23, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    The City of Downey is blessed to have five high schools within our 12.5 square miles. Many can name the bigger ones like Downey High and Warren High. But along with Columbus and Calvary Chapel High School, we have a fifth one that is celebrating a new milestone in Downey.

  • 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.

  • Judson Studios Takes a 12th-Century Art Form Into the 21st Century
    August 21, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    In the little-known, long-forgotten Northeast LA enclave of Garvanza – once a thriving community along the Arroyo Seco, named after the garbanzo bean plants that used to flourish there – you’ll find Judson Studios, where its master craftsmen have actively cut, painted, and assembled glass since 1920.

  • Archbishop Gomez calls on catholics to become instruments of unity and healing to overcome new forms of racism and nationalism
    August 21, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    In homilies delivered at two Los Angeles parishes this weekend, Archbishop José H. Gomez spoke out on the racial tensions that have been exposed in the wake of the Aug. 11–12 “Unite the Right” white-nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia.