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Archbishop José H. Gomez

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The Power Of Love

Our long, difficult summer in this country seems to continue without end. Even as the violence of Charlottesville and its aftermath still weigh heavy on our hearts and minds, this past weekend we saw the outbreak of new violence and racial tensions in St. Louis. We have come a long way in...

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St. John Paul II Was Here — 30 Years Ago This Week

I talk a lot about the saints who have come to Los Angeles to pray and to minister and to encourage us. I hope I will never lose that sense of amazement that I feel, knowing that we are walking in the footsteps of saints, praying in the places where they prayed, working in places where they...

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The Mother Of God And The Family Of God

On Aug. 26, Archbishop Gomez delivered this homily at the annual Queen of Angels Foundation Mass, which celebrates the founding of the city of Los Angeles. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we give thanks today to St. Junípero Serra and the Franciscans who came to found this great city...

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Moving Forward On Immigration

As members of Congress return to Washington from their August recess, once more the air is filled with rumors and tensions over immigration.   A Sept. 5 deadline looms. That is when the attorneys general of 10 states have promised to file suit against President Trump if he does not cancel the...

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'A House Of Prayer For All Peoples'

The following is the homily given by Archbishop José H. Gomez at the installation Mass of Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik as Pastor[i]of St. Joseph Church in Long Beach, California on August 19, 2017. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It is great to be here! I am honored to help you welcome...

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A World Transfigured

Editor’s note: On the feast of the Transfiguration, Archbishop José H. Gomez delivered this homily to more than 1,600 young people attending this year’s City of Saints festival, held Aug. 4-6 at the University of California at Los Angeles. The following is adapted from the archbishop’s...

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The Marian Heart Of America

I hope you are having a refreshing summertime. I am just coming back from Mexico. I had the blessing last month to lead our first pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.   As many of you know, I have a strong devotion to Our Lady of...

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The Marian Heart Of America: Our Lady Of Guadalupe And Our “Post-Christian” Society

(Archbishop Gomez delivered these remarks at the 7th Annual Napa Institute Summer Conference) My dear friends, I am just coming back from Mexico. I had the blessing a few weeks ago to lead our first pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the Basilica of Our Lady of...

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Statement On Introduction Of “Dream Act Of 2017” (S. 1615)

I welcome this new bipartisan legislation and I am grateful to Senator Graham and Senator Durbin for their leadership. This bill is an important first step in the immigration reform our country needs. It would permanently lift the threat of deportation that right now hangs over the heads of...

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Lessons From The Peripheries: The Joy Of The Gospel And Our Continental Mission

The following is the text of the talk given by Archbishop José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angelesat the the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America in Orlando, Florida on July 3, 2017:   Dear friends, Thank you for your warm welcome. It is so good that...

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The Joy Of The Gospel In America

As I write, I am preparing to leave for Orlando, Florida, to attend a historic gathering — “Convocation of Catholic Leaders,” organized by my brothers in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Bishops and more than two dozen pastoral leaders from Los Angeles will be joining me for...

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Summer Of Love And The Seasons Of God  

In different places throughout the city of Los Angeles these days, you can see festive banners along the streets remembering the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967. There is a special exhibit on the festival running now at L.A.’s Grammy Museum. And all throughout California, especially in San...

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Statement On The Death Of Archbishop John R. Quinn, Emeritus Archbishop Of San Francisco

Following is a statement from Archbishop José H. Gomez on the death Archbishop John R. Quinn: On behalf of my brother Bishops and the entire family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I extend heart-felt prayers of condolence to Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and the faithful of...

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In The Body Of Christ, We Meet As Friends

Editor’s note: On June 18, Archbishop Gomez celebrated the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. This column is adapted from his homily. Today we are celebrating the immigrant spirit that makes America great. America has always been a...

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Praying For Immigrants

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....