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  • A burning love for souls
    March 21, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In these Lenten columns, I am trying to study the Gospels and reflect more deeply on the human character of Jesus Christ — his priorities and concerns, his way of thinking, feeling, and acting.

  • Mercy for the merciful
    March 16, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In these columns during Lent, we are trying to return to the Gospels, praying to be transformed into the person we meet in those pages.

  • Archbishop Gomez’s statement on California death penalty moratorium
    March 13, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    For many years now, my brother Catholic bishops and I have been calling for an end to the death penalty, not only in California but throughout the United States. So this is a good day for California and a good day for our country.

  • Learning humility of heart
    March 11, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    This Lent, we want to try to enter more deeply into the mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ, to follow him more closely, to commit ourselves once more to making his life the pattern for our own.

  • A Lenten Return to Jesus
    March 6, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Archbishop Gomez celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels and invited the faithful to return to Jesus this Lent.

  • Archbishop Gomez reacts to nominations of Bishop-elect Aclan, Bishop Brennan
    March 5, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    For Archbishop José H. Gomez, the news announced by the Holy See March 5, 2019 meant the departure of one Los Angeles bishop and the arrival of another one.

  • Meet LA’s newest bishop, a proud Filipino immigrant
    March 5, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    On March 5, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had tapped the 68-year-old priest to become the newest auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where Msgr. Aclan has served as a priest for 25 years. Aclan’s nomination makes him the second Filipino-American priest to be named bishop in the U.S.

  • Pope names an Angeleno as new bishop of America’s ‘food basket’
    March 5, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    The son of a San Fernando Valley grocer and the ninth of ten children, he speaks fluent Spanish, and has a twin brother living in the diocese he will lead – a 35,000 square-mile territory with about 1.2 million Catholics situated in the heart of California’s agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, known as America’s “salad bowl” and the “food basket for the world.”

  • Archbishop Gomez: A Lenten return to Jesus
    March 5, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Again Lent is coming, and I have been thinking about the words that we hear year after year on Ash Wednesday: “Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.”

  • Archbishop Gomez: Statement on the conclusion of the Vatican meeting on the protection of minors in the Church
    February 24, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In Los Angeles today, we are praying before a precious relic — the heart of the holy parish priest, St. John Vianney. We are praying for our priests and seminarians and for the Church’s renewal in holiness. We are praying fervently also for every child and every person who has ever been hurt by a bishop, priest, or any member of the Church.