In a new pastoral letter, Archbishop Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, urges the world to join “a renewed commitment to the cause of peace” with the goal of eliminating all global nuclear weapons.
“We all need God to help us to make sense of our lives, so when we try to live without God, we can become confused,” Archbishop Gomez explained.
The rising nationwide spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus is leading church leaders to strongly encourage—or even require—Massgoers to use facial coverings while attending indoor Masses.
U.S. Bishops overwhelmingly vote to draft a document on the Eucharist after lengthy debate about politicization
The U.S. bishops approved by a wide margin a plan to draft a document to examine the "meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church" following a lengthy debate.
Archbishop Gomez responds to unprecedented letter from 67 bishops asking for a delay on abortion and Communion document
The back-and-forth messages follow an increasingly public debate among the bishops about Catholic politicians who support keeping abortion legal and whether they should be denied access to the Eucharist.
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed hope the incoming administration "will work with the church and others of goodwill."
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called on his fellow bishops to take the news of the Resurrection and the triumph of life over death directly to people to help them navigate the pandemic and economic turmoil.
Pope Francis’ expression of openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change church teaching on marriage.
Officials reported that at least 12 people had died as Tropical Storm Laura lashed Haiti and the Dominican Republic with strong winds and torrential rains, causing widespread flooding in low-lying communities.