Archbishop Jose Gomez

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Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

St. Junipero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 30, 2020

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

Jun 11, 2020

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

Jun 9, 2020

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'

Jun 1, 2020

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

May 6, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

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

May 5, 2020

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

May 1, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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'

Apr 23, 2020

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

Apr 22, 2020

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

Apr 10, 2020

By JD Flynn

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

Apr 4, 2020

“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

Mar 23, 2020

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

Mar 13, 2020

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'

Feb 12, 2020

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

Jan 31, 2020

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

Jan 8, 2020

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

Dec 11, 2019

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

Nov 21, 2019

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

Nov 15, 2019

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

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

Church in Mexico hails election of Archbishop Gomez as USCCB president

Nov 14, 2019

Bishop Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary bishop of Monterrey, has welcomed the election of Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles... Read more