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  • Baptism and the way of love
    January 15, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    In the early Church, when most Christians in Rome were baptized at Easter, they used to celebrate the “annotinum pascha,” the anniversary of their baptism, during the Easter season.

  • OneLife LA: A movement of love
    January 8, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    I am excited for our sixth annual walk for life and family festival. OneLife LA is set to take place this year on Saturday, Jan. 18.

  • Resolve for a new decade
    December 30, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    I hope you had a beautiful and holy Christmas with your family and loved ones.
    As I was celebrating the midnight Mass, I was reflecting that this is the final Christmas of the decade.

  • The materialism of Christmas
    December 20, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas gift with “Admirabile Signum” (“Enchanting Image”), his little letter on the ancient custom of setting up Nativity scenes as a way to prepare for the birth of Jesus.

  • ‘Listen my dearest … where are you going?’
    December 12, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    As we hear in our readings tonight, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Ark of the New Covenant, the Daughter of Zion. She comes in flashes of lightning, in thunder, all of creation trembling before the great Queen of Heaven, crowned with stars, the Lord of Hosts dwelling within her womb.

  • Meet Jesus again this Advent
    December 2, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    With each Advent, it is like we begin our Christian lives anew as we await the coming of Jesus.
    Of course, we know him and love him, and we have been his followers for years, trying to live by his teachings, praying and worshipping as he taught us to. Yet the Church gives us this holy season every year for us to meet him again and to encourage us to grow deeper in our living relationship with him.

  • A vision for the Church
    November 19, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Last week, I was in Baltimore for the annual meeting of the bishops of the United States, and I was elected to serve as president of the bishops’ conference for the next three years.

  • Archbishop Gomez offers prayers on eve of DACA Supreme Court hearing
    November 11, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
    I am sorry that I cannot be with you tonight. As some of you may know, I am in Baltimore this week for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops.

  • DACA and our future
    November 6, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    On Nov. 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will review several appeals court rulings that have blocked President Donald Trump’s 2017 order ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

  • The rosary is a prayer of the heart
    October 23, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    We are concluding this month that the Church dedicates to the holy rosary, and I want to encourage all of us to go deeper in our practice of this holy devotion.
    We all need to pray more urgently, with greater intensity. It is the only path to take if we want to grow in our relationship with God. For me, praying the rosary every day has become a part of my own life and it is a powerful help in my own efforts to follow Jesus.