In Los Angeles, three new Archbishops are ordained to guide and enrich God’s flock. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has ordained Robert Barron, David O’Connell and Joseph Brennan as Auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles.
The newly ordained Bishop Robert Barron is famously known for his online initiative, Word On Fire Catholic Ministries. ‘Catholicism’ a documentary produced by him is well known. He was also the rector and president of the Chicago Archdiocese’s Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
The other two Bishops were serving in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Bishop O’Connell has operated to end inner-city violence in Los Angeles. He has involved as a member of the archdiocese’s pastoral committee on immigration. Bishop Brennan has served as the archdiocese’s Moderator for the Curia.
The apostolic nuncio to the U.S., Carlo Maria Vigano, read the decrees of Pope Francis favouring the appointment of the Bishops.
During the appointment Mass at Los Angeles Cathedral, Archbishop Gomez said: “As bishops, you are servants of hope. And you always serve best by your own example.” He motivated the new shepherds to stay close to the vulnerable, especially with the poor..