ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ ADDRESSES CRISIS ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER IN HIS HOMILY THIS SUNDAY AT THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS
Archbishop José H. Gomez today addressed the crisis on the U.S. and Mexico border in his homily at the Sunday Spanish Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Archbishop Gomez said: “Right now, as we know, there is a crisis on the U.S. southern border. And there are many voices and perspectives about what our government should be doing.
“When we hear these readings today, we are reminded that these are not just issues of politics. We are talking about human beings — the image of God, our brothers and sisters.
“Beyond law, beyond politics, we have a duty to welcome the stranger, to open our hearts and our hands to attend to their human needs — their fears and their hunger. We need to treat them with the dignity that they have as children of God, regardless of their status.
“Jesus said that he would come to us in the person of the hungry and homeless, the migrant. And what we do for those who are in need, we do for him.
“This is not always easy. And there are big questions and issues that we face at the border. But our Scriptures today suggest that our first responsibility and priority is to serve these people who are in need, to treat them with great dignity and love.”
The full homily can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/lacatholics/videos/337371333878086/ (minute 24:15) and the full text of the homily is attached.
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