Bishop Gomez of San Antonio is to take over from Mahoney at Los Angeles. Good news all around. Abp. Chaput (Gomez’ old boss) praises the appointment here. Gomez is a member of Opus Dei and of Hispanic descent. A perfect choice for LA.
It should prove interesting for Anglicans and those who wish to establish an ordinariate. Bishop Gomez has been very friendly and helpful to the former Anglicans at Atonement Parish–one of the biggest Anglican Use parishes in the country which is in San Antonio. This means he is already familiar with the particular problems that convert clergy face, the joys and possibilities of Anglican Use parishes and he should be v. welcoming to all who want to come over.