September 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Three new auxiliary bishops have been ordained to help shepherd the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the United States.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, together with Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich and retired Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris of Los Angeles, ordained Bishops Robert E. Barron, Joseph V. Brennan and David G. O’Connell to the episcopacy Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, presented the mandates from the Apostolic See. More than 500 Los Angeles and Chicago priests and 45 bishops from throughout the United States — including Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, retired archbishop of Los Angeles — concelebrated the Mass.