Joan Frawley Desmond

Joan Frawley Desmond

Joan Frawley Desmond, is the Register’s senior editor. She is an award-winning journalist widely published in Catholic, ecumenical and secular media. A graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, she lives with her family in California.

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Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles addresses his fellow bishops Nov. 16 at their fall assembly.

PROFILE: Archbishop Gomez at the Eye of the Storm

Since his term began as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference in 2019, the archbishop has had to face squabbles among the episcopacy, the fallout from the McCarrick Report, a scandal within conference administration and his disgraced predecessor in Los Angeles inserting himself into the public eye.