.- The global Catholic television network, EWTN has announced that it will air Archbishop Jose Gomez’s installation as the new Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas. Doug Keck, EWTN’s Senior Vice President of Programming said that the ceremony will be broadcast in its entirety from San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral on February 15th at 11:00pm and again on February 16th at 12:00am. The installation can be seen on TV, the internet and heard on EWTN’s radio station.
Archbishop-designate Gomez, who will become the nation’s first Mexican-born archbishop, comes to San Antonio from the Archdiocese of Denver where he has served as auxiliary Bishop since 2001.
Of Gomez’ tenure in the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Charles Chaput said that, “I don’t think anyone could have foreseen the impact he had on all of us”, and cited a Denver paper which said that Gomez’ “fundamental decency, gentle character and utter commitment to his job in the Denver Archdiocese were evident to those who encountered him even in brief conversation.”