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A woman takes a closer look at the names of 11 people killed in a mass shooting written on crosses and displayed during a candlelight vigil in front of the City Hall in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis offers condolences for Monterey Park shooting

Jan 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope sent a telegram to L.A. Archbishop José Gomez on Jan. 25 expressing his sadness and assuring his spiritual... Read more

Inez Arakaki and her son Zachary place flowers on a makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 23, 2023, where 10 people were shot dead late on Jan. 21, 2023.  California police searched on Jan. 23, 2023 for what compelled a 72-year-old man of Asian descent to shoot dead 10 people as they celebrated Lunar New Year at a dance hall in the Los Angeles suburbs.

Los Angeles archbishop prays for victims of shooting at dance studio

Jan 23, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on Sunday offered prayers for victims of a Saturday shooting at a Monterey Park, California,... Read more

An estimated 10,000 people turned out for the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco  on Jan. 21, 2023, the second-largest pro-life demonstration in the U.S. after the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., which marked its 50th anniversary a day earlier.

Walk for Life West Coast and OneLife LA 2023 proclaim: ‘Life is good!’

Jan 23, 2023

By Jim Graves

San Francisco and Los Angeles events brought out droves of participants to witness to the humanity of the unborn and... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore. Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore.

Archbishop Gomez: The Eucharist ‘makes us one’

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The outgoing president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference stressed the importance of the Eucharist during the spiritual trials of... Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez condemns violence, prays for Paul Pelosi after attack

Oct 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday. Read more

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