Archbishop José H. Gomez

Thumbnail abg 05 27 The world as it should be

Editor’s note: Archbishop Gomez has written the foreword to the 4th edition of “Catholics in the Public Square,” by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of...

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Thumbnail abg rosary 05 20 ‘Telling our beads’ and what our beads tell

The rosary is a part of the rhythm of my daily life. It has been that way for a long time now. My parents taught me to pray the rosary when I...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 294523181 The ‘realism’ of the Lord’s Prayer

We have been reflecting on the words of the Lord’s Prayer during these weeks of Easter. Now, as we prepare for Pentecost and the coming of the...

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Thumbnail abg 05 06 Our daily bread

May is Mary’s Month. It is a new moment in the springtime of the year when we reflect on the love that our Blessed Mother showed to us in bringing...

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Thumbnail abg 04 29 Praying for holiness and the kingdom

The Church’s saints have always recognized that the Lord’s Prayer is a summary of his whole Gospel. And each word and phrase in the prayer is a...

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Thumbnail abg statement Statement on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) is a deep and important document. It comes at a critical time, when the meaning of marriage, family and...

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Thumbnail abg 04 08 Praying the Our Father

We are still living in the beautiful and joyful light of Easter! And I want to return in my column to the theme of prayer that I introduced during...

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Thumbnail page 2 lords supper 5 124 In this time of Easter

I hope that you and your loved ones and families had a blessed Easter. I shared Easter here with my family and it was a beautiful time.It was so...

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Thumbnail regional Holy Week and the Supreme Court

We are preparing to enter into the most sacred days in the Church’s calendar — Holy Week, the week of our salvation. This is a moment for us to...

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Thumbnail abg congress closing mass 36 124 1 Where God’s desire meets our own

I was inspired to see so many of you at our Religious Education Congress this weekend.This year marked the Congress’ 60th anniversary, making it...

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Thumbnail page 2 photo Reflections on Pope Francis in Juárez

Last week, I had the privilege to cross over the border into Mexico and concelebrate Mass with our Holy Father Pope Francis in Ciudad Juárez.This...

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Thumbnail abg photo Above all, pray

As I finish this column, I am in El Paso, Texas. Later today, I will cross the border with my brother bishops from the United States and join the...

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Thumbnail pope francis 2 on flight to mexico with journalists feb 12 2016 credit alan holdren cna Archbishop José H. Gomez: Statement on Pope Francis’ pilrimage to Mexico

My brothers and sisters, pray for our Holy Father’s pilgrimage to Mexico!I had the blessing to talk to Pope Francis last week in Rome and he said...

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Thumbnail abg  2 12 Seeking the face of God in the Scriptures

Prayer is seeking the face of God.The Catechism of the Catholic Church recalls the story of how St. John Vianney once found a peasant praying in...

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Thumbnail abg  2 5 Time to pray

Lent comes early this year. Ash Wednesday is less than a week away, Feb. 10. As we enter into this season of conversion, we know that our whole...

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Thumbnail juvenile detention center 5 124 The future is with life!

In the Church, we are always working to fulfill God’s beautiful plan of love for creation and for every human life. In our times, that means we are...

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Thumbnail abg 01 22 OneLife LA and the works of mercy

I am reading Pope Francis’ new book, “The Name of God is Mercy” (Random House), which came out last week.It is a powerful, personal work. Since the...

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Thumbnail 20140317to0121 Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Review Texas v. U.S.

I am pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the case of Texas v. United States of America.I cannot speak to the constitutional...

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