Skip to comments.Gomez vows to be an advocate for L.A.'s immigrants...(misleading title alert!)
Posted on 04/07/2010 10:34:40 AM PDT by markomalley
Cardinal Roger Mahony on Tuesday introduced Los Angeles to his successor, San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez, saying Gomez would be an advocate for the city's vast immigrant community as well as the less fortunate.
"Over the years he has been a most effective leader working with priests serving the Spanish-speaking communities across the country, and his leadership in proclaiming the dignity and rights of our immigrant peoples has helped motivate many people to advocate for our immigrants," Mahony said. Gomez voiced his unequivocal support for immigration reform and said he wholeheartedly supported Mahony's advocacy for immigrant rights.
Gomez built a reputation in San Antonio as a staunch traditionalist who reversed some of the more liberal-leaning initiatives of his predecessor. According to local news reports, he disbanded a Justice and Peace Commission whose members disagreed with his support for a state constitutional amendment barring gay marriage, and he once denounced a local Catholic college for hosting then-presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, an advocate of abortion rights.
Since taking over the San Antonio archdiocese in 2005, Gomez has pleased some members of the community with his strong anti-abortion stance and his insistence on traditional church doctrine, while alienating others who favor a more progressive approach, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
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Note the comment buried: (while at SAT) he disbanded a Justice and Peace Commission whose members disagreed with his support for a state constitutional amendment barring gay marriage, and he once denounced a local Catholic college for hosting then-presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, an advocate of abortion rights.
That part sounds good!!
Just more Pelosi (BS) from the LA Times as it heads off into the sunset and bankruptcy.
While talking about his background, the archbishop abruptly stopped to sip from a cup.
This is getting a little emotional forgive me, he said, adding jovially, By the way, its just water.
The Archbishop isn't just savvy and learned, he is genuinely funny. We will miss him greatly in San Antonio.
True conservatism best for America
Everything I have read about Bishop Gomez indicates that he will be far more conservative than the man he is going to replace. He even belongs to Opus Dei which has long been the subject of looney left wing conspiracy theorists.
I don’t know how many times I’ve counted the word “staunch” followed by either “conservative” or “traditionalist” in describing the archbishop.
That’s funny, I don’t remember Cardinal Mahony ever being referred to as a “staunch liberal”.
The media always has an agenda, and it’s far from conservative or traditional. Archbishop Gomez is stepping into a hornet’s nest, and he will need our prayers in the days ahead.
Shall we start calling them the LASlimes?
Are they the bron lady if the NYT is the gray lady? LOL!
That is priceless! God bless him!
How about a “LIMP liberal”??
I guess I could say bronze lady
but I meant
brown lady. (Yeah, I was typing to fast!)
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