Archbishop Jose Gomez named commencement speaker at Catholic University of America

Archbishop of Los Angeles will address the class of 2018 at 129th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 12th

In an announcement Monday, April 16th, the university announced Archbishop of Los Angeles José Gomez as the commencement speaker for this year’s graduation ceremonies. Gomez will address the class of 2018 at Catholic’s 129th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 12th. Gomez, who will receive an honorary fine arts doctoral degree, currently serves as archbishop of the largest … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez recognizes ‘first peoples’ in Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archbishop of Los Angeles signs new protocols acknowledging Native Americans as deserving special recognition and pastoral concern

Archbishop José H. Gomez signed new protocols acknowledging that Native Americans of California, as the First People of the Land, deserve special recognition and pastoral concern. “These protocols that we are signing today are not a treaty or a legal document. They are a promise. A promise that we will work together so that our future will be more hopeful than our past,” said … [Read more...]

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“An inhumane choice”

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez says federal government should reconsider decision to end Temporary Protective Status for more than 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S.

Archbishop José H. Gomez today issued the following statement on the termination of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S. Catholics this week are celebrating 50th anniversary of National Migration Week (Jan. 7-13), an annual time of reflection on the contributions that immigrants and refugees continue to make to our economy and … [Read more...]

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Parade of Parols from 125 LA parishes

40 Filipino priests at cathedral altar singing Simbang Gabi songs

The following comes from a Dec. 18 story in Angelus News. Thousands of Filipino Catholics from throughout Southern California celebrated the beginning of Simbang Gabi, one of the oldest Filipino Christmas traditions, with a special Mass this evening at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Archbishop José H. Gomez presided at the liturgy presented … [Read more...]

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The “tiny whispering sound” after the Thomas fire

Archbishop Gomez's reflection

The following comes from a Dec. 13 story on the Catholic News Agency website. Read the full text of the archbishop's column. While fires in southern California continue to threaten thousands of homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected that God can be found even amidst the violent flames, if we just listen for his message. “Always it is the same question: … [Read more...]

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“Advent is the time for us to wake from our sleep!”

Archbishop Jose Gomez writes about Advent in his latest column

In preparation for the first Sunday of Advent, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said the season is a time to spiritually “stay woke,” shaking off apathy and becoming more aware of God’s presence. “My prayer for us this year is that we will make this Advent a spiritual adventure of living with a new awareness of the presence of God,” said Archbishop José Gomez in a Nov. 28 … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Jose Gomez urges action to protect DACA youths

Calls for Catholics in the Los Angeles archdiocese to​ urge their representatives in the U.S. House to protect young men and women who were brought to this country as minors by undocumented parents

With a deadline looming for congressional action, Archbishop José H. Gomez is calling on Catholics and all people in the Los Angeles Archdiocese to urge their House representatives to protect more than 800,000 young men and women who were brought to this country as minors by undocumented parents.  Most of these young people have been living without authorization in this … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez: “In God’s eyes, there are no foreigners”

Los Angeles archbishop used his homily at the 65th annual Red Mass to remind country’s legal professionals -- including five Supreme Court justices -- of U.S. tradition of welcoming immigrants

Archbishop José H. Gomez used his homily at the 65thannual Red Mass to remind the country’s legal professionals of America’s strong tradition of welcoming immigrants and promoting religious freedom for all. “In God’s eyes, there are no foreigners, there are no strangers,” said Gomez. “All of us are family. When God looks at us, he sees beyond the color of our skin, or the … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez prods President Trump to change DACA position

"They did not make the decision to enter this country in violation of our laws, and in fairness we cannot hold them accountable”

President Donald Trump’s promise to treat undocumented minors with “great heart” needs to be reflected in policy that gives them legal protection, not deportation, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has said. “They did not make the decision to enter this country in violation of our laws, and in fairness we cannot hold them accountable,” Archbishop Gomez said in an Aug. 29 … [Read more...]

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LA archbishop urges Catholics to foster racial peace

Archbishop José Gomez: “We need to work to overcome all the forms of racial thinking and racist practices that are still realities in our society”

Responding to violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Archbishop of Los Angeles said the message in this week's Gospel is one of inclusion, no matter a person's race or nationality. Archbishop Gomez referenced the Canaanite woman in the reading of the Gospel of Matthew, and said that it was her faith that was “the key to belonging to … [Read more...]

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