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Posted on 04/06/2010 7:54:30 PM PDT by Steelfish
Gomez Holds Both Conservative And Progressive Views The archbishop is a champion of immigrants yet embraces strict orthodoxy on such matters as abortion and gay marriage.
By Scott Gold and, Jessica Garrison and Louis Sahagun April 6, 2010
When Archbishop Jose Gomez introduced himself to the faithful Tuesday morning, he described Los Angeles as "the global face of the Catholic Church." He might as well have been talking about himself.
Gomez, 58, who will succeed Cardinal Roger Mahony, is a reflection of the future of American Catholicism. Born in northern Mexico, now an American citizen, he is one of the millions of Latinos who will make up the majority of Catholics in the United States within the next 10 years.
And like many of those Latinos, he is at once a conservative and a progressive: unyielding in his opposition to abortion and gay marriage, passionate in his advocacy for immigrants and the poor, confounding to those who try to wedge him into the traditional right-left political paradigm.
During his six-year tenure atop the San Antonio archdiocese, Gomez emerged as a leading advocate for doctrinal conformity, determined to stave off what he saw as creeping secularism in the church.
He denounced one Catholic university when it invited then-Sen. Hillary Clinton to campus, because she favored abortion rights, and another when it invited a Benedictine nun, because she had advocated the ordination of women. Under his reign, a local Catholic high school ended its relationship with an organization that raised money to fight breast cancer, because the same organization gave grants to Planned Parenthood. After a 17-year-old lay advisory commission created by his predecessor suggested that gay marriage might be a human rights issue under one reading of the church's teachings, Gomez disbanded the commission.
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Not really, unless they mean confounding those dummies at the LAT who have no idea that his position describes oh, pretty much every Catholic bishop in the United States.
Note to LATimes:
Conservatism and Christianity are progressive.
No doubt another pro illegal immigrant Bishop. No news here.
I am content to forego the LAT in favor of my friend sockmonkey’s opinion of Archbishop Jose’ Gomez.
A Catholic can recognize the obligation of ministry to whoever’s here without favoring illegal immigration as a concept.
Just as I predicted last night. the LAT hitting Gomez like the NYSlimes hit Archbishop Dolan!
Cancel your LAT subscription!
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Who can fault them for going after Dolan after what he did to the Rangers and the Knicks. He should be excommunicated for his sins against professional franchises.
I think you know that’s NOT what I was talking about. Not trying to read your mind, but just commenting! LOL!
I must admit, he looks promising(I read it all)
Prediction: He'll soon get the "Pope Coverup" smear treatment by LAT or NYT.
True, but 30 years in Los Angeles taught me to be wary. On a bright note, see post 11.
If the LA Times hates him, I’ll love him ;-)
And Dolan has learned his lesson, just like Cardinal George. They both don’t miss an opportunity to slobber on the shoes of pro-abortion politicians.
Wow, after all these years, the Addams Family is outed as Catholic? Wow.
(Yes, that's sarcasm, for all the intellectually challenged people here...)
I noticed the LAT had no trouble finding those who were "promoted" by the Archbishop./s
He is a leader of a church that, ideologically, "is kind of everywhere depending on what the issue is," said Father David Garcia, the former rector of San Antonio's storied San Fernando Cathedral and a longtime collaborator
What I hate seeing is that it's evident that those who were under his heel, are already wriggling out now that the word on the streets is San Antonio may be without an Archbishop for up to a year.
I was less than thrilled with at least one of his possible successors whose name was being tossed around today on the SA news stations. Archbishop Gomez, don't leave us.
Missed you on the threads last night. We can be hopeful:
Thanks for replying. I knew you’d read the article just like I did...lol.
You all might be without an Archbishop for up to a year? Yikes!
Take care, dear friend.
Social conservative; Marxist economic. Big surprise for the church there!