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Archbishop Gomez: Christian doctors face increasing threats

Nov 2, 2016

Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez at the second annual Immigration Summit at Christ Cathedral, Feb. 27, 2016. Courtesy of the LA Archdiocese.

Archbishop Gomez: It's time to end the death penalty

Sep 24, 2016

Californians should vote for Proposition 62, a ballot measure to end the death penalty, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has... Read more

With assisted suicide legal, LA archbishop calls for end of life care

Jun 9, 2016

Assisted suicide will change California for the worse, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said on Wednesday, adding that Catholics... Read more

California Catholics are helping legal residents become citizens

Feb 29, 2016

Obtaining U.S. citizenship could be life-changing for legal residents in Southern California, and Catholics want to help.  Read more

Abp. Jose Gomez at the Pontifical North American College on May 2, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez: The Pope's focus is human suffering, not Donald Trump

Feb 19, 2016

The controversy surrounding Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff statements on his return flight from Mexico – and Donald Trump’s response – should... Read more

OneLife LA, Jan. 23, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, thousands rally to build a city that celebrates life

Jan 25, 2016

The dignity of every human life was the focus of a major pro-life event in Los Angeles on Saturday. More... Read more

Abp. Jose Gomez at the Pontifical North American College on May 2, 2015.

Church unity and truth serve the family, Archbishop Gomez says from synod

Oct 21, 2015

The Catholic Church needs “a new missionary confidence and courage” that draws on Church unity and the recognition of God’s... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles speaks at the North American College, May 2, 2015.

Proclaim the beauty of God's plan for family, LA archbishop tells synod

Oct 10, 2015

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles addressed his fellow synod fathers on Saturday, encouraging the Church in sharing the beauty... Read more

A statue of Bl. Junipero Serra outside Mission San Antonio de Padua in Monterey County, Calif.

How Junipero Serra fought the death penalty for a California native

Aug 5, 2015

Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the North American College, May 2, 2015.

Think the human person is nothing special? Think again, says archbishop

Aug 5, 2015

Too many social trends treat the human person as nothing sacred, but Catholic pro-life efforts are part of an effort... Read more

For Archbishop Gomez, assisted suicide bill is empty compassion

Jun 15, 2015

People suffering from terminal illness deserve true compassion and care – not violence, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles... Read more

Archbishop José Gomez distributes Communion during Mass in Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass draws thousands in LA

Dec 12, 2014

More than 25,000 people – including many young people – attended an outdoor Mass in Los Angeles honoring the feast... Read more

Bishops and cardinals participate in the 2014 Synod on the Family, Oct. 6, 2014.

US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Nov 14, 2014

Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s... Read more

Archbishop Gomez' response to physician assisted suicide

Oct 16, 2014

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles voiced concern this week over the physician assisted suicide case of 29-year old Brittany... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Church can learn social media tips from Jesus, archbishop says

Aug 18, 2014

By Mary Farrow

If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles poses with immigration reform advocates at the 2014 Religious Education Congress.

LA archbishop blesses immigration reform advocates going to Vatican

Mar 18, 2014

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles gave his blessing Sunday to a group of children and immigration reform advocates who... Read more

Crowds turned out for a Town Hall meeting in Los Angeles where Archbishop José H. Gomez spoke on immigration Jan. 14, 2014. Courtesy of Victor Alemán/

LA immigrant kids implore Pope to help detained parents

Jan 17, 2014

Immigrant children in California have written heartfelt letters to Pope Francis seeking his help and his prayers for their parents... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles signs a board showing his commitment to fasting for families, Nov. 26, 2013.

Calif. Church, political leaders fast for immigration reform

Nov 30, 2013

Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and local political leaders have held a 24-hour fast to pray for immigration reform... Read more

A statue of Romero is revealed and dedicated in Los Angeles'  MacArthur Park on Nov. 23, 2013.

Archbishop Gomez honors slain Salvadoran in LA ceremony

Nov 27, 2013

Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed a plaza dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero at a Los Angeles Park Nov. 23, praising... Read more

Archbishop Jose H Gomez.

Care for the stranger a 'sacred duty,' archbishop teaches

Jul 23, 2013

Drawing on Sunday's reading about Abraham's hospitality to his three visitors, Archbishop José Gomez taught during a Mass in recognition... Read more