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  • The witness of the ‘new martyrs’
    April 28, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    The Church is a Church of martyrs — always and everywhere, in every time and in every place.

    As Pope Francis said this past weekend, “the ancient history of martyrdom joins the memory of the new martyrs” being killed today.


  • ‘It is the Lord!’
    April 13, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    “It is the Lord!”

    This was the cry of St. John when he saw Jesus standing on the shore at the Sea of Tiberius in the days after the Resurrection.


  • Holy Week and the obedience of faith
    April 6, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    We are entering the holiest week of the Christian year.

    Beginning with Passion Sunday, we will trace the final steps of our Lord’s journey to the cross. It is a road of sorrow that we know leads to his death. But on this road every sorrow is turned to joy because we know we will stand at his empty tomb of Easter Sunday.


  • Some Lenten reflections on our Christian vocation
    March 30, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    We are halfway down the road in our Lenten journey toward Easter.

  • Back to Lent
    March 23, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    How is your Lent going?

    These first few weeks have been really busy for me. I can imagine that in your life, too, you feel the “pull” of many responsibilities and demands on your time.


  • On immigration, seeking the balance of love and the law
    March 15, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Editor’s note: On March 8, Archbishop Gomez addressed a gathering of Catholics and other leaders in politics and business at a symposium hosted by the Napa Institute in Washington, D.C. The text below is adapted from his address. To read his full talk, “Where Do We Go From Here? Why We Cannot Wait for Immigration Reform,” visit his website: ArchbishopGomez.com.

  • God’s beautiful plan of love
    March 8, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    We have begun the spiritual journey of Lent.

    And always at the beginning of Lent, the Church in her liturgy calls us back to our “beginnings.”


  • At a world meeting of popular movements
    February 22, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    I am writing this week from Modesto, where I am attending a conference sponsored by the Vatican.

  • The joy of marriage
    February 16, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    This past weekend I had the joy to celebrate World Marriage Day and preside over the renewal of wedding vows for 64 couples, including one couple who have been married for 71 years.

  • Sal y luz
    February 11, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Hasta el momento, este Año Nuevo ha sido todo un torbellino.

    Estaba yo leyendo que un columnista de Washington describió el otro día la manera cómo se ven las cosas desde la capital de la nación: “Estamos viviendo momentos determinantes en la historia y nadie sabe aquí hacia dónde vamos o en qué terminará este período. Todos —la izquierda, la derecha y el centro— sienten que la tierra se hunde bajo sus pies. Están pasando demasiadas cosas”.