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Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' [Can We Get Rid of Ethnic Pride?]
LATimes ^ | April 08th 2010 | Patrick J. McDonnell

Posted on 04/08/2010 8:53:10 PM PDT by Steelfish

Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' Many agree that such an appointment is long overdue in an archdiocese that is now 70% Latino. Jose Gomez, born in Mexico, is expected to take over next year.

"It's a recognition of the numbers, basically," says Msgr. David O'Connell, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in South Los Angeles, about a Latino's appointment to head an archdiocese that is 70% Latino.

By Patrick J. McDonnell April 7, 2010

It was a weekday evening following the exhilaration of Holy Week, but St. Michael Catholic Church in South Los Angeles was still abuzz.

There was a memorial Mass for a deceased parishioner, a spiritual encounter for couples, a women's prayer gathering and a session for new parents -- all conducted in Spanish. People arrived en masse as though headed to a sporting event, undeterred by a church bulletin noting five recent homicides in the vicinity.

Word was just circulating that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles would soon have a new leader -- Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Mexican-born, like most of these parishioners -- replacing Cardinal Roger Mahony, set to retire next year after a quarter-century guiding his hometown see.

A pervasive sense of pride, even elation, greeted the news that a compatriot would become the heir apparent.

"Of course it makes you feel good. He's one of us; he understands us," said Juan Bramusco, 60, originally from Mexico's Zacatecas state.

Many agreed that such an appointment was long overdue in an archdiocese that is now 70% Latino. But Humberto Magallanes, another volunteer, voiced a common refrain.

"The new bishop is going to have some big shoes to fill," said Magallanes, 29, a construction worker. "Cardinal Rogelio Mahony has fought for immigrants as much as anyone."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: aliens; catholic; hispandering; latino

1 posted on 04/08/2010 8:53:10 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The Latinos of the LAT won’t know what happens when the orthodoxy of Archbishop Jose Gomez hits their Archdiocese!

Watch for it. I’ve heard in other threads that Archbishop Gomez works quietly and efficiently behind the scenes.

Oh my, what will the LASlimes say then? LOL!


2 posted on 04/08/2010 8:59:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

PRIDE is ok for everyone EXCEPT white folk...then its racism...


3 posted on 04/08/2010 9:00:11 PM PDT by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: Steelfish
The truth about Archbishop Gomez!

Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' [Can We Get Rid of Ethnic Pride?]
In Defense of Archbishop Gomez's Handling of Abuse Scandals
Archbishop Gomez: Who is He?

Why Archbishop Gomez is like other Bishops Appointed by Pope Benedict An Interview with Archbishop José H. Gomez
Gomez vows to be an advocate for L.A.'s immigrants...(misleading title alert!)
San Antonio's Archbishop José Gomez named by Pope to be successor to Cardinal Roger Mahony. ...
Precious words from the archbishop... [Jose Gomez]

New Coadjutor of Los Angeles One of 22 Opus Dei Bishops
Opus Dei Seeks to Make Everyday Life Holier
Archbishop Gomez 'deeply grateful' for Los Angeles appointment
Cardinal Mahony grateful LA will have Hispanic archbishop
Vatican: Archbishop Gomez appointed to Archdiocese of LA

Pope's 'Revenge' As LA Gets Opus Dei Bishop [Pope's "Revenge" on Hollywood Sodomites!]
Gomez Holds Both Conservative And Progressive Views [Denounced College for Pro-Abortion HRC Invite]
Pope Names Latino Leader For L.A. Archdiocese [Member of Conservative Opus Dei Movement]
Historic Appointment to LA Archdiocese
Report: Gomez is going to L.A.

It's Official: New Archbishop [Gomez} for Los Angeles
El Tiempo Ha Venido -- Reports: (Archbishop) Gomez Up to LA (Catholic Caucus)
[To replace Cardinal Mahony] Vatican rumor: an American prelate in play?
Los Angeles Getting a New Archbishop (Part 1)
Los Angeles Getting a New Archbishop (Part 2)

4 posted on 04/08/2010 9:01:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steelfish

A person I trust, who knows Gomez, says he’s an excellent choice, and has done great things in San Antonio.

But if he’s for amnesty, and is a patsy for the Democrats’ plan to create a permanent pro-abortion Hispanic underclass voting bloc, he should be fought tooth-and-nail.


5 posted on 04/08/2010 9:01:34 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Steelfish

I maybe wrong once again, but I truly believe that Archbishop Jose Gomez would find the sentiments in the title just offensive. I’m not so sure that the exiting Archbishop would!
But remember that only Christ can read a man’s heart and therefore judge it, as He will on Judgement Day!


6 posted on 04/08/2010 9:05:29 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Mister Muggles

PRIDE is ok for everyone EXCEPT white folk...then its racism...
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No doubt! Check a calendar and your head will spin with all of the Ethnic Pride observances: African-American Heritage (when did they stop being Black?), Hispanic-American Heritage, Pacific Islander-American Heritage, etc., etc.!!

I want my Caucasion/Whitey/Cracker-American Heritage observance too! Fair is Fair!


7 posted on 04/08/2010 9:10:02 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Arthur McGowan

Seems like you have a big mouth with no facts to follow.


8 posted on 04/08/2010 9:13:22 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Artcore

Pick a date.


9 posted on 04/08/2010 9:15:02 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.


10 posted on 04/08/2010 9:15:16 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: Steelfish

“— replacing Cardinal Roger Mahony, set to retire next year after a quarter-century guiding his hometown see.”

As I recall, Mahony was an import from the San Joaquin Valley. A Caesar Chavez loving socialist liberal worm. He won’t be missed. But he will be prayed for.


11 posted on 04/08/2010 9:17:14 PM PDT by blackpacific
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To: Religion Moderator

Sorry did not know I was on the Religion forum.


12 posted on 04/08/2010 9:21:46 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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13 posted on 04/08/2010 9:36:57 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: Steelfish
Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us'

Gomez is an illegal alien?

14 posted on 04/08/2010 9:42:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps worded badly by the Latino’s i.e. “one of us” but I do understand the “ethnic pride” bit.


15 posted on 04/09/2010 2:56:59 AM PDT by bronxville
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To: Salvation

He will clean up the mess, but he will be targeted by the media and left wing just as our Holy Father is.


16 posted on 04/09/2010 3:03:38 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: fatima

So?


17 posted on 04/09/2010 3:06:03 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: J Edgar
But remember that only Christ can read a man’s heart and therefore judge it, as He will on Judgement Day!

Yes, but in the mean time we have to live with his actions and words. That's why, I believe, man can be judgmental in this life and make his judgments known.

18 posted on 04/09/2010 4:08:08 AM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I don’t recall that we have a vote on this selection. It would be interesting to know who the desired Mahony replacement candidates were from the leftist LA archdiocese office.


19 posted on 04/09/2010 5:35:07 AM PDT by blackpacific
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To: raybbr

Of course - we are required to judge actions and their consequence! That is quite different from judging the person as it pertains to eternal destination! Motivation is I believe something that can be examined, but only in the context of neutral, detached assessment.


20 posted on 04/09/2010 6:17:11 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Steelfish
Bookmark


21 posted on 04/10/2010 11:18:09 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Steelfish

“an archdiocese that is now 70% Latino.”

It’s not just L.A. A little town not far from my hometown of Medford, Eagle Point, Oregon now has school enrollment of 45% hispanic...and that’s 800 miles from the border.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 11:22:00 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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