The Archbishop of Los Angeles (United States), Msgr. José Gomez, recalled this December 25 the “powerful promise” that the Gospel makes at Christmas, when the first chapter of the Gospel according to Saint John is read.
The election of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ president is typically not a very suspenseful event: The general expectation is that the concluding term’s vice president will be elevated by his confreres to lead the
San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy was elevated to cardinal last weekend, a significant snub to Jose Gomez, the archbishop of Los Angeles, a much larger see than San Diego whose head typically receives a red hat. As
Central to the decision by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to deny Communion to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the reality of scandal. As Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, said
Although much has already been written concerning Pope Francis’s elevating Bishop Robert McElroy to the College of Cardinals, I believe a critical aspect of Bishop McElroy’s appointment is missing. It appears to many that by bestowing
Archbishop Gomez delivered his second presidential address to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, Maryland, on Nov. 16. In 1889, Archbishop John Ireland of St. Paul, Minnesota, said, “The next