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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, March 19, 2021. Credit: Isabel Cacho.

Archbishop Gomez calls on Catholics to trust in St Joseph

On the feast of St. Joseph, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to reflect on the simple, yet... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the 2019 USCCB Spring General Assembly  Credit: Kate Veik/CNA

Archbishop Gomez to Congress, Biden: Don’t force pro-life Americans to oppose COVID relief

As the Senate considers a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on Friday, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference warned... Read more

George Weigel.

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are baseless

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus affirm Archbishop Gomez' 'balanced and prophetic statement' on inauguration

The head of the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday expressed gratitude for the “balanced and prophetic” statement issued by the... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

Archbishop Cordileone prays for Biden, states his support for USCCB president

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Wednesday stated his support for the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) president, who had noted... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles.

What do we owe immigrants? Love, says Archbishop Gomez

During a webinar on human dignity this week, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on immigration and the Christian’s... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks Nov. 17 during a virtual session of USCCB fall assembly.

Archbishop Gomez: Biden will ‘support policies’ against ‘fundamental’ Catholic values

Archbishop Jose Gomez told bishops Tuesday that a future President Biden, as a Catholic, would present unique challenges for the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles speaks at the USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov. 16, 2020.

At USCCB, Archbishop Gomez urges proclamation of Christ, who defeated death

In his first presidential address to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles on Monday... Read more

Joe Biden at a campaign event, Nov, 2019.

US Catholic bishops congratulate Biden as president-elect

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Saturday congratulated projected president-elect Joe... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez. CNA file photo.

Los Angeles' Archbishop Gomez denies claim that he plans to vote for Biden

Archbishop Jose Gomez has rebuked an online claim that he plans to vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

US bishops welcome 'profound and beautiful' Fratelli tutti

The bishops of the United States have praised the release of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, calling it a “profound and... Read more

Los Angeles archbishop to lead 'virtual rosary' for US

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles will lead a 'virtual rosary' Oct. 7, the feast of Our Lady of the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles venerates an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe while saying Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Dec. 12, 2017.

Proclaim 'universality of salvation', Archbishop Gomez says at immigrant Mass

The US needs to hear the proclamation of the unity of nations and the universality of salvation, Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

US bishops urge Trump to reinstate DACA

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Thursday criticized the Trump administration’s decision to consider ending DACA.  Read more

San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, Ca.

Pope Francis makes mission founded by St. Junipero Serra a minor basilica

Pope Francis has elevated a California mission church founded by St. Junipero Serra to the rank of minor basilica. The... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez and a local pilgrim outside the San Gabriel Mission July 12.

After a devastating fire, Mission San Gabriel community vows to rebuild

The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcángel church in the predawn hours of Saturday, July 11, left behind a... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomes of Los Angeles at the chapel of the Annunciation at Mission San Gabriel.

‘Always forward!’: San Gabriel fire is a call to mission of hope, says Archbishop Gomez

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez has called for Catholics to find hope and a renewed sense of mission amid a... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez visits the scene of the fire at the San Gabriel mission, July 11, 2020.

Gomez asks for prayers after fire at 'spiritual heart of Los Angeles'

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has expressed his “terrible sadness” after a fire at a 249-year-old mission church founded... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez visits the scene of the fire at the San Gabriel mission, July 11, 2020.

Mission founded by St. Junípero Serra burns in overnight fire

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez called the fire at San Gabriel Mission church, founded by St. Junipero Serra, “devastating.”  Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

St. Junipero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, Archbishop Gomez says

Those who “slander” the legacy of St. Junipero Serra ignore his history of opposing colonial oppression and abuses of indigenous... Read more