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  • Joaquin Navarro-Valls: Take him for all in all, I will not look upon his like again

    Joaquin Navarro Valls, the longtime spokesman for Pope John Paul who played a role under the Polish pope somewhat akin to a chief of staff, died Wednesday at the age of 80 from cancer. He wasn’t without his flaws, but he was nevertheless a giant of a man, and someone who took a deep personal as well as professional interest in the people around him. Whatever else can be said, it will be a long time before we see someone else like him.

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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 illustrates topsy-turvy politics of Trump era

    LA archbishop illustrates topsy-turvy politics of Trump era

    Under Donald Trump we’re in a through-the-looking-glass moment, including perceptions of the political profile of the U.S. bishops. No one illustrates that better than Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, long seen as a conservative but now perceived as a liberal for his pro-immigrant stance.

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