Saturday, April 17, 2010

Some info about Archbishop José Gomez


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Cardinal Roger Mahony (L) walks with his successor, San Antonio, Texas Archbishop Jose Gomez (2nd L), after a news conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, 58, will take over the archdiocese of Los Angeles when Cardinal Mahoney retires. (Getty/Daylife)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Cardinal Roger Mahony (L) listens as his successor, San Antonio, Texas Archbishop Jose Gomez, during a news conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, 58, will take over the archdiocese of Los Angeles when Cardinal Mahoney retires. (Getty/Daylife)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, speaks during a news conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, 58, will take over the archdiocese of Los Angeles when Cardinal Mahoney retires. (Getty/Daylife)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, speaks during a news conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, 58, will take over the post when Cardinal Roger Mahoney retires, making him the first Latino cardinal in the U.S. (Getty/Daylife)


Given Mr. Rosen's' mention (and implicit criticism) of Archbishop Gomez, I am posting some information about him, and his connection to Opus Dei. From the website for the Archdiocese of San Antonio:


San Antonio's Archbishop José Gomez named by Pope to be successor to Cardinal Roger Mahony upon his retirement as Archbishop of Los Angeles.

The people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest archdiocese in the United States, now know who will be the successor to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony upon his retirement. San Antonio's Archbishop José Gomez has been named the "coadjutor archbishop" of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Pope Benedict XVI, which carries with it the right of succession. As coadjutor archbishop, Archbishop Gomez will aid Cardinal Mahony in the governance of the diocese and would take his place if he is absent or impeded. The appointment was made public by the Vatican this morning at 5 a.m. San Antonio time,

The Vatican did not name a successor to Archbishop Gomez when making the announcement. An Archdiocesan Administrator will be named for the Archdiocese of San Antonio on an interim basis upon Archbishop Gomez's departure which is scheduled for May 26.

Watch video of Archbishop Gomez's statement.
Watch video of Cardinal Mahony's statement.
Today's Catholic Coverage.
San Antonio Express-News Coverage
KENS TV San Antonio Coverage
KSAT TV San Antonio Coverage
View pictures from Los Angeles Press Conference


USCCCB news release
Insight Scoop

Cardinal Mahony Announces San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez As Successor

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