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  • Lessons From the Peripheries: The Joy of the Gospel and our Continental Mission
    July 5, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Dear friends,

    Thank you for your warm welcome. It is so good that we are here!

  • The Joy of the Gospel in America
    July 3, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    As I write, I am preparing to leave for Orlando, Florida, to attend a historic gathering — “Convocation of Catholic Leaders,” organized by my brothers in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

  • Summer of love and the seasons of God
    June 27, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    In different places throughout the city of Los Angeles these days, you can see festive banners along the streets remembering the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967.

  • In the Body of Christ, we meet as friends
    June 20, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Today we are celebrating the immigrant spirit that makes America great.

    America has always been a beautiful collection of many immigrant peoples. And the immigrant spirit is still renewing the soul of America — even though we are going through some hard times and struggles in recent years.

  • Praying for immigrants
    June 12, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    On Sunday, June 18, we will celebrate our annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at our Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • Renewing the face of the earth
    June 6, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    At the dawn of creation, the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the earth’s deep waters.

    I was thinking about this image from the Book of Genesis on June 4, as I was praying and preparing to celebrate Pentecost.

  • The Christian is one who has a vocation
    May 30, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    On June 3, I will ordain seven fine men to the priesthood and the following week I will ordain 19 fine men to be permanent deacons.

  • The rosary is the prayer for our times
    May 16, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about brain research.

    Researchers are finding that people who use a “personal mantra” — mentally repeating over and over a positive word or phrase that reinforces their values — tend to be calmer, feel more in control and are less likely to get stressed out.

  • Saints in the heart of the secular city
    May 9, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    My friends, you are graduating from a great Catholic university in a city that is named for God’s holy angels. That gives you some sense of your identity and mission after you graduate.

  • Mary’s message of peace and hope
    May 2, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    May is a beautiful time here in Southern California — especially this year, when we have been blessed with an abundance of rain and an end to our long drought.