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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Congratulations to Archbishop José Gomez
November 15, 2019
© 2020 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center

Congratulations to Archbishop José Gomez, President of the USCCB

A photo of Archbishop GomezThe National Catholic Bioethics Center congratulates our board member, the Most Reverend José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, on his election to the Presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For more than a decade, Archbishop Gomez has been a voice of compassion and reason on moral and spiritual issues in American public life and culture. He has played a leading role in the Catholic Church’s efforts to promote immigration reform. He has also worked to advance lay leadership, marriage, and the family, and vocations to the priesthood. He has been instrumental in the leadership of Hispanics and women in the Church and in American society.

Archbishop Gomez is a native of Monterrey, Mexico, and a naturalized American citizen. Prior to becoming Archbishop of Los Angeles, he served as Archbishop of San Antonio (2005–2010) and Auxiliary Bishop of Denver (2001–2005). He holds a doctorate degree in theology, as well as undergraduate degrees in accounting, philosophy and theology.

He has shown extraordinary leadership in the Church. Through his concern for all human beings from conception to natural death, he puts into practice the Gospel of Life.

Archbishop Gomez succeeds Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, who is also a board member of the NCBC.

Please keep Archbishop Gomez in your prayers as he embarks on this important service to the Church.