- Jan 19, 2021
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged those attending a prayer vigil Nov. 8 to honor the memory of the victims killed in a shooting spree the evening before “by living our lives with greater intensity and purpose and with greater love for one another.”
On Saturday, the Vatican released a statement indicating Pope Francis has ordered a thorough study of its records on the McCarrick case. That’s something victims have been waiting for, but the statement didn’t answer all the questions.
Despite the heartache of recent revelations in the clerical sexual abuse scandals, a remarkable summit of Hispanic Catholics in Texas reminds us that’s not the whole Catholic story.
After a meeting with Pope Francis last Thursday that failed to produce a public endorsement of a Vatican probe, the US bishops have supported a “full investigation” of the scandal surrounding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
“It’s a complex problem, you don’t solve this overnight,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the border crisis. “There are a whole series of issues that are involved in this.”
At a Mass in honor of immigrants on June 24, Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles called on Catholics to pray for immigrant families, to speak out against injustice and to demand better solutions from their legislators.