There should be an image of Mary in every home

Archbishop José Gomez: "I will be personally blessing and offering an image of our Blessed Mother for every family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who wants one"

We are getting ready to celebrate the new Marian feast instituted by Pope Francis. The memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church that we will celebrate on the Monday after Pentecost, this year on May 21, marks an important — I would even say prophetic — rediscovery of an ancient devotion. The first Christians understood Mary to be the perfect symbol of the … [Read more...]

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How Los Angeles Catholics help the homeless

“To turn our backs on the homeless is really to turn our backs on Christ”

With growing numbers of people suffering homelessness in the expensive megalopolis of Los Angeles, Catholics and people of other religions are working together to provide a serious response. “The faith community is really a giant part of the services provided to the folks in need,” Kathleen Domingo, Director of the Los Angeles archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace, … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

“We are talking about people who have grown up in this country since they were young children. America is all they know”

Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought them to the U.S. without documentation, and Congress needs to pass the Dream Act to help them, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has said. The proposed legislation “would permanently lift the threat of deportation that right now hangs over the heads of more than one million young people who … [Read more...]

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Los Angeles archbishop accepts award with pro-abortion politician

On the dais with Archbishop José Gomez at Cesar Chavez Foundation gala was California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has received repeated contributions from Planned Parenthood

California Catholic Daily exclusive By Douglas Collins On March 30, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez attended an elegant $500-per-plate dinner, with sponsorships ranging from $5000 to $50,000, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, where he accepted an award from the the Cesar Chavez Foundation. Past honorees of the foundation have included Nancy Pelosi and … [Read more...]

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“It is time for us to end the death penalty”

Archbishop Jose Gomez explains why Church now favors abolition of the ultimate punishment for crime

The following comes from a September Angelus article written by Archbishop Jose Gomez: On the ballot this Nov. 8 in California is Proposition 62. This proposition would repeal the death penalty in our state and would make life in prison without parole the maximum punishment that could be imposed for crimes of murder. My brother bishops and I in the California Catholic … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez: ignore the media frenzy over Amoris Laetitia

Los Angeles archbishop has high praise for Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

The following comes from an April 19 Angelus article by Archbishop José H. Gomez: Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) is a deep and important document. There has been almost a frenzy of reaction in the media, much of it confusing as different groups try to “spin” the document to their own personal perspective. Pope Francis is clear that he has no intention of changing … [Read more...]

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Christmas in prison

Archbishop Gomez celebrates mass for inmates and deputies at Men’s Central Jail

The following comes from a January 6 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: “Hey, what’s going on down there?” came from above on Christmas morning. The query rose above shouts, whistles and catcalls: “The (vulgarity) pope is here!” Then Archbishop José H. Gomez started walking down narrow cellblock 3100B. “Merry Christmas. Here’s a little gift,” the archbishop said, … [Read more...]

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