UPDATE (11:42PM): No, Archbishop Gomez, did NOT cover anything up!
SNAP is charging that Archbishop Gomez helped cover-up a scandal in San Antonio. Really? The more I read about this, the more clear it becomes that these charges are unfair. I'm posting all of this in a separate place. See the exhaustive discussion here
UPDATE (12:57pm): Wrong, he is still a member of Opus Dei. I have heard it reported that
Archbishop Gomez is a "former" member of Opus Dei. This is incorrect. Although
Archbishop Gomez answers directly to the Holy Father, he is still a member of Opus Dei. In fact, in his pastoral letter You Will Be My Witnesses,
the archbishop explains that he continues to be deeply influenced by St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei: ". . . my approach and understanding of these matters owes a great deal to my appreciation of the spirituality of St. Josemaría Escrivá. I continue to find St. Josemarías teachings on sanctity and apostolate to be both profound and practical" (no. 33).
UPDATE: I'll be on NPR
this afternoon talking about the appointment of Archbishop Gomez between 1:45pm and 2:10pm.
Since I've had multiple threads going on Archbishop Gomez, I'm going to consolidate everything here into one post. Consider this the exhaustive one-stop-shop for everything on the new coadjutor bishop of Los Angeles, the successor to Cardinal Mahony.
Keep coming back because I'll be refreshing the information.
Official press release
TV News Coverage in San Antonio