Archbishop Jose Gomez (L.A.)/ USCCB)

Cardinal Cupich Seems to Be the Vatican’s Choice

COMMENTARY: All popes have their favorites in the US. However, papal favor is not equivalent to wise pastoral leadership. Father Raymond J. de Souza, Commentaries, February 5, 2021 Much was made of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s meeting with Pope Francis, just 10 days after his public criticism... read more

ARCHBISHOP JOSÉ GOMEZ: A PROFILE IN EPISCOPAL COURAGE

by George Weigel, First Things, January 21, 2021During their annual meeting in November of last year, a critical mass of the Catholic bishops of the United States recognized that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency had brought the Church to a critical point. The president-elect had long... read more

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s Criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are Baseless

Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting. National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 WASHINGTON —... read more

Updated: Vatican intervened to spike US bishops’ Biden statement release

The Pillar, January 20,2021The U.S. bishops’ conference held back a statement on incoming President Joe Biden Wednesday morning, after officials from the Vatican Secretariat of State intervened before the statement could be released. The statement, from conference president Archbishop Jose... read more

USCCB President’s Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

USCCB, January 20, 2021 Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America from Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. My prayers are with our new President and... read more

Will the Bishops Confront Biden?

By James Baresel, Crisis, December 29, 2020 When an Episcopalian cleric–cum-Dartmouth professor criticizes the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, it’s a safe bet our prelates have done something right. Indeed, such a man—one Randall Balmer—wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles... read more

Catholic Lay Group Denounces Bishops’ Congratulations to Biden: ‘Talk Is Cheap, We Need Real Courage’

DR. SUSAN BERRY3 Dec 20203,501 A Catholic lay organization is denouncing a recent congratulatory message the United States Bishops’ Conference sent to former Vice President Joe Biden, warning any attempts to compromise with Biden’s agenda will place the integrity of the church at great... read more

The USCCB Just Showed Its Hand

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis, November 18,2020 The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a bloated, corrupt organization teeming with left-wing bureaucrats who don’t have the Church’s best interests at heart. Crisis Magazine has said so on several occasions. It remains our opinion that... read more

Analysis: The end of business as usual for the USCCB?

By JD Flynn, Aug 21, 2020 The U.S. bishops’ conference has canceled its in-person November meeting in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Sources say that conference leadership is now considering whether to conduct an abbreviated virtual meeting in place of the canceled event. If the... read more

SAN GABRIEL MISSION FIRE ‘JUSTIFIED’?

Mission spokesperson asserts 'right' to set buildings aflame by Martina Moyski  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 22, 2020    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A spokesperson for California's San Gabriel Arcángel Mission reportedly told a fellow... read more

Mission founded by St. Junípero Serra burns in overnight fire

CNA Staff, Cathoic News Agency, July 11, 2020 A massive fire devastated an eighteenth century mission church in San Gabriel, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, July 11. Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called the fire at San Gabriel Mission church, founded by St. Junipero Serra,... read more
The USCCB General Assembly, Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: USCCB elections and the Church’s theological vision