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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

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez names four new members of National Review Board

The president of the United States’ Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed four new members of the National Review Board,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez says US has work to do in achieving racial equality

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles asked the parishes of his archdiocese to toll their bells for eight minutes and... Read more

Protest for George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 26, 2020.

Archbishop Gomez on racism: 'It should not be this way in America'

The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles at the North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Coronavirus and Catholic family life: Gomez urges prayer during online town hall

Catholic families can respond to the coronavirus epidemic through prayer, connection with each other, and care for their spiritual, mental... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Despite coronavirus, virtual town hall to bring L.A. Catholics together

A Wednesday live stream “virtual town hall” with Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and several Catholic experts aims to... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomes of Los Angeles leads the reconsecration of the country to Mary on May 1, 2020.

'We entrust to her all our fears': US Bishops reconsecrate country to Mary

Dioceses across the United States and Canada joined together on May 1 to re-consecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary in... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez of Los Angeles.

US and Canada to be consecrated to 'Mary, Mother of the Church'

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has invited all U.S. bishops to join him in reconsecrating the U.S. to the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez: In providence, coronavirus is a call to depend on God

In his column on Tuesday, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that in God's providence, the pandemic is calling... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez prays on Good Friday in the Los Angeles Cathedral.

Gomez, and Catholics across the US, look to the Sacred Heart in Good Friday litany

Isolated in their homes on a Good Friday unlike any other, Catholics across America tuned in April 10 for a... Read more

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy. June 9, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez to lead Good Friday Sacred Heart litany

“This Holy Week will be different. Our churches may be closed, but Christ is not quarantined and his Gospel is... Read more

Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk.

Former USCCB president and Archbishop of Cincinnati dies age 85

The former head of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference and archbishop emeritus of Cincinnati, Daniel E. Pilarczyk, died on Sunday... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

'God does not abandon us': US bishops urge prayer, state action over coronavirus

Catholic bishops in the United States offered prayers and encouragement as Congress considers a relief package for the Coronavirus.  Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez welcomes 'Querida Amazonia'

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles commented Wednesday on Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation following the Amazon synod, emphasizing... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles at the North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

USCCB announces new head of National Review Board

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the new chair of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez urges prayers for peace amid Iran tensions

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, has urged Catholics to pray for peace amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.  Read more

Pope Francis kisses a relic of St. Junipero Serra presented by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Ponticial North American College in Rome, May 2, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez asks prayers for Francis on his 50th anniversary of priestly ordination

As Pope Francis prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood Friday, Archbishop Jose Gomez of... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez: The Church belongs to Christ

Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what... Read more

A father and daughter are reunited near Saugus High School after a Nov 14. 2019 shooting.

Archbishop Gomez prays for victims of California high school shooting

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has encouraged the community to pray for victims of a shooting at a high school... Read more