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Students walk in a line with a teacher in Dolores Mission School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Catholic school thrives in an area marked by gang violence

Sep 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Dolores Mission grade school in Los Angeles didn’t always have the reputation it has today. A few decades ago, the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in San Gabriel, Calif., April 2, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez encourages pilgrims marking jubilee of Christianity in Los Angeles

Apr 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles urged those making a pilgrimage Saturday to mark 250 years of Christianity in the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez offers prayers in message to Los Angeles' Ukrainian Catholic community

Feb 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles wrote Sunday to the city’s Ukrainian Catholic parish, assuring them of his solidarity and... Read more

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

Archbishop Gomez: We must build Our Lady of Guadalupe's temple with our lives

Dec 13, 2021

By Kate Olivera

When Our Lady of Guadalupe told St. Juan Diego that she desired a church to be built in the  Americas,... Read more

This year's procession honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe in Los Angeles was well attended after a limited, cars-only procession in 2020 during the pandemic.

PHOTOS: Los Angeles, San Diego pay tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe with processions, Masses after year hiatus

Dec 7, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held its 90th annual procession and outdoor Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.... Read more

An illustration of Saint Junipero Serra.

Petition seeks to return St. Junipero Serra statue to ‘place of honor’ at Catholic university

Nov 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A statue of Saint Junipero Serra must return to the Loyola Marymount University campus, an alumni group has said in... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles

Archbishop Gomez: 'The Church exists to evangelize'

Nov 16, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

While the Catholic Church’s position in the world has altered, its evangelistic mission “does not change with the culture, or... Read more

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

Archbishop Gomez addresses rise of 'wokeness', social movements in US

Nov 4, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Thursday, Archbishop Jose Gomez discussed the rise of new secular ideologies and movements for social change in the United... Read more

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