February 19, 2005

AP Interview: Q&A with new San Antonio archbishop


SAN ANTONIO The Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez was installed this week as the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Antonio.

The 53-year-old former auxiliary bishop of Denver's Roman Catholic archdiocese is a naturalized U-S citizen who grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. ...

Q: Do you think the church has adequately addressed the clergy sexual abuse crisis of recent years?

A: "I would like to think that we have addressed the immediate needs of the people because I feel the decisions we made were very clear and they helped. I think it's not just a problem of the Catholic Church . It's a problem of society. And I think as with any problem with society, we need to be watchful all the time. I think programs in the church are very solid and stable. ... As the Holy Father said, there is no room for this kind of abuse in Christendom."

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2005 06:13 AM