As part of the Institute for Latino Studies' Transformative Latino Leadership (TLL) Lecture Series, special guest Archbishop José H. Gomez will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4th in the Eck Visitor Center Auditorium.
Most Reverand Gomez, Archbishop of the nation's largest Catholic community, was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He currently serves as the Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and was appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
His most recent publication, Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation, has played a vital role in the church's efforts to support immigration reform.
Prior to his appointment as Archbishop, he served as archbishop of San Antonio, Texas (2005-2010) and Auxilary Bishop of Denver (2001-2005).
His writings have been published in the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Huffington Post, Vital Speeches of the Day, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, La Opinion, First Things, The New York Post, National Catholic Register, and elsewhere.
This event is free and open to the public.