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  • The virtue that confronts fear
    March 11, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    Jesus Christ never promised it would be easy to follow him. In fact, just the opposite. He said the path would be narrow, that he was sending us out like sheep among wolves.

  • The virtue of reality
    February 26, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    There are many human virtues, but there are four on which all the others depend: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

  • Lent and the recovery of virtue
    February 24, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    There is a “true you,” the ultimate version of yourself that God wants you to realize in your life.

  • Present yourself to Jesus
    February 3, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    It is wonderful to be back home! As many of you know, I’ve been in Rome this week with my brother bishops from California, Nevada, and Hawaii. We were there for our “ad limina” meetings with Pope Francis.

  • A vocation both human and divine
    January 27, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    I am writing to you this week from the Eternal City of Rome.
    I have come here, along with my brother bishops from California, Nevada, and Hawaii for our “ad limina apostolorum” visit.

  • To reverence human life
    January 20, 2020  |  The Latest  |  

    The following is adapted from Archbishop Gomez’s homily for the annual Requiem Mass for the Unborn, held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Jan. 18.

  • 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.