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  • The fruit of love
    July 17, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    During this year’s pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as I was praying before the sacred tilma, my eyes fell on the dark ribbon tied just beneath her hands, which are folded in prayer.

  • ‘We want to be with our mother’
    July 7, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    On July 7, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe for 140 pilgrims from the Los Angeles Archdiocese and thousands more who were present to venerate the tilma (or cloak) of St. Juan Diego, which holds the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that appeared in 1531. He delivered his homily in Spanish and English. An English translation follows, and below that is his full homily in Spanish and English.

  • Notes from McAllen, Texas
    July 2, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    I am writing from McAllen, Texas, where I have joined some of my brother bishops to pray and try to bring hope to the hundreds of undocumented children being detained here and in nearby Brownsville.

  • No more ‘mañanas’
    June 26, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    America has always been exceptional in the family of nations because from the beginning, this was not a nation defined by territory or by a specific race or people.

  • Love is the measure
    June 19, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    The law is a teacher and so is the way we enforce our laws.
    So what lessons are we teaching at our nation’s southern border? The pictures are dramatic and they fill you with sadness and anger.

  • Statement on House leaders’ decision not to permit debate on USA Act
    June 13, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    For weeks now, members of the House of Representatives have been working hard to secure a vote on bipartisan compromise legislation that would provide permanent protections for “Dreamers,” the nearly 2 million young people who were brought to this country as small children by undocumented parents or family members.

  • ‘Born for this moment’
    June 6, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    My brothers — Egren and Danny, Gilbert and Ian, Spencer and John, Tommy, Pedro and Matthew — the path that you have taken on your journey of life has led you to this beautiful moment.

    May 27, 2018  |  Archbishop Gomez, Press Releases, The Latest  |  

    February 1, 2013 Questions from the faithful and some members of the news media indicate that it would be helpful for me to clarify the …

  • Go to Jesus through Mary
    May 22, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    I am so happy that Pope Francis has given us this new day to remember Mary each year on the Monday after Pentecost.
    This was our Lord’s dying wish and his final gift to us. The words that Jesus spoke as he hung on the cross, he speaks today to you and to me — and to the whole Church. He tells us to look into the eyes of Mary, and he says to us, “Behold, your mother!”

  • Made for greater things: Telling a new story for a new America
    May 12, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    Dear friends and dear Class of 2018:
    What an honor it is to share this podium with these distinguished Americans. What a witness.