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  • The Olympics of the spirit
    February 20, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    I have been making time each day to watch the Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • Debating immigration reform
    February 13, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    As I write these words, the U.S. Senate has just begun an open-ended debate that will decide the fate of 800,000 young people who were brought to this country illegally as children.

  • Our place of holiness
    February 6, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    I have been reflecting on the holy witness of Madeleine Delbrêl for some years now. Most recently, I wrote about her in my pastoral letter, “For Greater Things You Were Born.”

  • Every life is a ‘cross-roads’
    January 31, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    We stand before this cross — “La Cruz de los Encuentros.” This is where our journey has led us — the journey of our lives, and our journey as Latino Catholics from Los Angeles and throughout the Americas.

  • The beautiful message of life
    January 23, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    In this holy Requiem for the Unborn, we continue our witness and worship of the God of Life.
    We began this “day for life” with our fourth annual OneLife LA celebration. We started with a beautiful, peaceful procession from near the city’s oldest Catholic church and we marched through the heart of the city, praying the rosary and singing.

  • We are made for greater
    January 15, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    We have no idea. Sometimes when I put the Gospels down after reading and praying over them, that is what I find myself thinking. Just shaking my head in wonder and thinking, we have no idea.

  • Archbishop Gomez renews call for permanent solutions to immigration issue
    January 9, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    Archbishop José H. Gomez today issued the following statement on the termination of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S.

  • Time to act on DACA
    January 9, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    Once again, we begin a new year with uncertainty and fear over immigration, and this year our leaders in Congress face a hard deadline.

  • Christmas and the lessons of trust
    December 19, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    How do we celebrate Christmas when thousands of our brothers and sisters are still under evacuation and thousands more are afraid of the wildfires still burning throughout the region?

    December 15, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Este ha sido un Adviento de tierra quemada y de comunidades enteras incendiadas hasta los cimientos, quedando miles de nuestros hermanos y hermanas convertidos en refugiados y en personas desplazadas en sus propias ciudades.