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  • Gómez a living rebuttal of seeing bishops as ‘partisan’ on immigration

    Gómez a living rebuttal of seeing bishops as ‘partisan’ on immigration

    Although the U.S. bishops have long been charged with being in bed with either the political left or right whenever they take positions on public policy issues, if you can look at Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles’s advocacy of immigration reform and still think so, one has to ask, “Then what would it take to change that?”

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  • L.A. Archbishop: ‘Deportation alone is not an immigration policy’

    Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles wrote on Tuesday that immigration reform remains a thorny issue in the Unites Sates, and it is made even more difficult by the polarization of American politics: “It is no secret that both parties and activist groups on either side ‘benefit’ by the present gridlock.” Still, he insisted that “deportation alone is not an immigration policy.”

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  • Archbishop speaks out against ‘racism and nationalism rooted in fear’

    Archbishop speaks out against ‘racism and nationalism rooted in fear’

    In response to the violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that “We are seeing in our country a new kind of racism and nationalism. It is a racism and nationalism rooted in fear. There is fear about what is happening in our society. There is fear about what is happening in our economy. Our country has become so angry and bitter, so divided — in so many different areas.”

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  • Selfie-taking Archbishop hosting ‘City of Saints’ for LA teens

    Selfie-taking Archbishop hosting ‘City of Saints’ for LA teens

    The campus of UCLA will be abuzz with 1,600 Catholic teenagers as well as the archbishop himself at the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s third annual ‘City of Saints’ event. They will be “encountering Christ,” according to a statement from the archdiocese, and listening to speakers, as well as playing a life-sized version of Hungry, Hungry Hippo and taking selfies with Archbishop Jose Gomez.

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  • Gómez: Deportations have to stop, and right now

    Gómez: Deportations have to stop, and right now

    Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles found himself close to tears on July 2 describing the impact on families of deportations of undocumented immigrants. “In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, many times children don’t want to go to the Catholic schools because they think that their parents are not going to be home in the evening. They really suffer,” he said.

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  • LA archbishop warns about the importance of ‘human ecology’

    LA archbishop warns about the importance of ‘human ecology’

    A week after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has written a column about the importance of ‘the human ecology’ and the dangers of today’s “throw away culture.”

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