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The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and 'the Francis test'

Nov 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the... Read more

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

Archbishops Gomez and Vigneron elected USCCB president and vice president

Nov 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

The bishops of the US have elected a new president and vice president to lead the USCCB for the next... Read more

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

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Gomez elected president of USCCB

Nov 12, 2019

By JD Flynn

Born in Mexico and ordained a priest in Spain, Gomez is the first Latino to lead the bishops’ conference. He is also... Read more

California wildfire.

Archbishop Gomez asks for prayers for those impacted by Calif. fires 

Oct 28, 2019

As 16 wildfires continue to incinerate thousands of acres of land in California, destroying businesses and homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez... Read more

USCCB vice president Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Candidates announced for next USCCB president

Oct 9, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released the list of candidates ahead of its presidential and vice-presidential elections. The... Read more

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

Archbishop Gomez to present conclusions of V Encuentro to Pope Francis

Sep 17, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A delegation from the U.S., including Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, will present the conclusions and proceedings of the... Read more

Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez at Mass for immigrants: 'We can heal what is broken in America'

Sep 9, 2019

At a Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called migrants to witness to... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Gomez: 'White America' is a myth

Aug 13, 2019

The Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote this week that the white nationalism which motivated a mass shooting in El Paso,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 19, 2019

The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a June 11 press conference.

Church must be present to migrants and refugees, USCCB leaders say

Jun 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Church needs to be present to migrants and refugees in the U.S. who are facing detention or deportation, and... Read more

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California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

May 24, 2019

State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession.... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles. CNA file photo.

California bishops announce compensation program for abuse victims

May 14, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Bishops in California announced May 14 a new program to compensate victims of clerical sexual abuse, through which any person... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles at a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office, Oct. 22, 2015.

California bishops praise death penalty moratorium

Mar 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The imposition of a state moratorium on the use of the death penalty by Gov. Gavin Newsom was hailed as... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez: 'Crisis of personal fidelity' at the heart of Church scandals

Feb 25, 2019

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles responded to the Vatican’s summit on abuse by stressing the need for a renewal... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

Without God society has lost its humanity, Gomez warns conference

Feb 6, 2019

Society and humanity have removed God from daily life, and in doing so lost their purpose and sense of self,... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Gomez: Church needs to 'return to Guadalupe'

Dec 11, 2018

The Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote this week that Our Lady of Guadalupe, as a messenger of reform and renewal,... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles archdiocese updates list of priests credibly accused of abuse

Dec 7, 2018

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has updated its list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

LA archbishop offers prayers for victims following attack

Nov 8, 2018

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles has offered prayers for the victims, and all who were affected by a... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles at a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office, Oct. 22, 2015.

'We need to show young people what holiness looks like' Gomez tells synod

Oct 16, 2018

Young people should look to the “saints of our times,” as models of holiness, Archbishop José Gomez told the Synod... Read more

Pope Francis.

Francis calls for youth synod creativity- How will U.S. bishops answer the call?

Oct 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

As the synod begins, it’s worth noting what some bishops from the U.S. delegation might bring to the table.  Read more