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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Archbishop Gomez welcomes 21 new seminarians

Archbishop gave the seminarians his blessing following a special Mass in their honor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

On Aug. 2, Archbishop José H. Gomez welcomed 21 new seminarians to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as they begin their journey toward the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary and Queen of Angels Center for Priestly Formation. Archbishop Gomez gave the seminarians his blessing following a special Mass in their honor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los … [Read more...]

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Clinica Romero incident shows schizophrenia in L.A. Archdiocese

Aug. 13 Mass changed, but not Aug. 23 event with Judy Chu

The following comes from an Aug. 4 story in LifeSiteNews. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles caused a stir by distributing an invitation to a Mass at its cathedral in partnership with a clinic that prescribes contraceptives. After receiving inquiries regarding a partnership with an organization that acts in conflict with the teachings of Catholic Church, the archdiocese acted … [Read more...]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is the key to understanding our times

Remarks by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez at the 7th Annual Napa Institute Summer Conference, which was held July 26-30

(Archbishop Gomez delivered these remarks at the 7th Annual Napa Institute Summer Conference) It was December 1531 and the Blessed Virgin appeared to a poor Indian convert named Juan Diego on a hilltop outside Mexico City. The Virgin entrusted Juan Diego with a mission — to go and ask the bishop to build a shrine in her name. To convince the bishop, Our Lady gave him a sign. … [Read more...]

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Archdiocese cancels pro-abortion event at LA cathedral

Statement said they were unaware of event until earlier this week

California Catholic Daily exclusive. A pro-abortion event scheduled for June 23 will no longer be held at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral Plaza. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles issued the following statement regarding the event, called “Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women’s Health.” According to the statement, “this was not a Cathedral or Archdiocesan event. The … [Read more...]

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Praying for immigrants

Archbishop José Gomez will celebrate "Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants" at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, novena underway across the archdiocese and 50-mile pilgrimage slated as well

On Sunday, June 18, we will celebrate our annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at our Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In preparation for the Mass, throughout the archdiocese we have been praying a novena focusing on the needs of immigrants, refugees and human trafficking victims. We are encouraging the faithful to share their stories on social media, using the … [Read more...]

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“I am worried about the quality of life here in Los Angeles”

Archbishop José Gomez frets over homelessness, environment: "The earth is our common home and everyone on earth deserves a place that he or she can call 'my home.'”

At the dawn of creation, the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the earth’s deep waters. I was thinking about this image from the Book of Genesis on June 4, as I was praying and preparing to celebrate Pentecost. Two days earlier, our government had announced that it was pulling out of the so-called Paris Agreement on climate change — an action that provoked deep concern … [Read more...]

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