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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Synod on Synodality a learning opportunity for Catholic Church, Archbishop Gomez says

Oct 20, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The upcoming gatherings of Catholics for a synodal process are important opportunities for outreach, support, and communication, according to Archbishop... Read more

Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

Sep 20, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco (left) and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles (right)

Archbishops criticize ‘outrageous’ claims against St Junipero Serra

Sep 13, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A California bill to replace a statue of St. Junipero Serra at the state capitol unfairly slanders the saint’s legacy,... Read more

Pope Francis shares a video message about COVID-19 vaccines.

Pope Francis, Ad Council collaborate to promote COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas

Aug 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Pope Francis worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement promoting COVID-19 vaccines. The PSA... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles archdiocese won't provide religious exemption from Covid vaccines

Aug 16, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said it is not providing religious exemption letters to individuals who object to receiving... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

Archbishop Gomez: Catholic missionaries such as St Junipero witness to the 'American creed'

Jul 2, 2021

The early Catholic missionaries to what became the United States were witnesses to the American belief that all persons have... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the fall 2019 USCCB meeting

USCCB president: Eucharistic document seeks to deepen 'awareness,' 'amazement'

Jun 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops are seeking to deepen “awareness” of the Eucharist with their new teaching document, the president of the... Read more

Archbishop Gomez addresses his brother bishops after being elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2019

Archbishop Gomez opens USCCB meeting with passionate call for unity 

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

In his opening address at the 2021 spring meeting of the U.S. bishops on Wednesday, conference president Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

Archbishop Gomez: Gospel is the answer to the 'new religion' of secularism

Apr 15, 2021

True social justice is rooted in the Gospel and not in a secular materialist vision, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more

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

Mar 19, 2021

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

Mar 5, 2021

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

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

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

Jan 22, 2021

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

Jan 20, 2021

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

Jan 20, 2021

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

Jan 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Nov 17, 2020

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

Nov 16, 2020

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

Nov 7, 2020

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

Oct 21, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Oct 5, 2020

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