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What each new bishop’s coat of arms, episcopal mottos say about them

In his homily at their Sept. 26 episcopal ordination Mass, Archbishop José H. Gomez told the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ four newest auxiliary bishops that their mission as successors to Jesus’ first apostles of leading men and women to eternal salvation was an “urgent” one.

Whether by coincidence or not, the “episcopal mottos” chosen by Albert Bahhuth, Matthew Elshoff, Brian Nunes, and Slawomir Szkredka all carry a similar sense of urgency. Here’s a look at the four mottos chosen and what they mean to each new bishop.


With experience in chemical engineering, running a fast-food franchise, and helping run the country’s largest archdiocese, Bishop Albert Bahhuth knows a few things about complicated assignments. But he says his newest one comes down to something simple.

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