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  • Dignitas Infinita’ and the importance of human dignity
    May 8, 2024  |  The Latest  |  Comments are off

    I have been reading and reflecting on Dignitas Infinita (“Infinite Dignity”), the declaration on human dignity published last month by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

  • In Lourdes, getting to Jesus through Mary
    April 24, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    On May 4, I will have the privilege to celebrate Mass at the Grotto in Lourdes, France, where the Virgin Mary was said to appear to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858

  • Remember what the sign of the cross is for
    April 10, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    This Easter, we welcomed nearly 3,600 new Catholics to the family of God here in Los Angeles, including more than 2,000 catechumens who were baptized at the vigil Masses across the archdiocese, and more than 1,500 candidates who were newly confirmed in the faith.

  • The encounter with Easter
    April 1, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    It was still dark in the early morning hours when Mary Magdalene returned to the tomb.

    She had been with Jesus when the Roman soldiers came to arrest him, when the Twelve and his other disciples ran away.

  • Our God is called love, and that’s how we can serve others
    March 13, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    On March 12, Archbishop Gomez addressed One LA–IAF, a coalition of area religious and nonprofit organizations promoting social justice. The following is adapted from his talk.

  • In a difficult world, we can still proclaim Jesus
    February 28, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    It was a joy to be with so many of you at our Religious Education Congress. I came away inspired by your passion to pass on the faith to our young people and to share the Gospel with our neighbors.

  • For Black Catholic history, holiness is God’s response to injustice
    February 13, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    Black Catholic history is American history. It is American Catholic history. And it is also a chapter in God’s beautiful plan for salvation history.

  • For this early Lent, be converted and ‘go further’
    February 8, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    Lent comes early this year. In fact, Ash Wednesday falls on Feb. 14, and Lent begins.

    The Church gives us this season of grace each year as a privileged moment to concentrate on our spiritual lives, and to really work on making progress in our ongoing conversion to Christ.

  • OneLife LA — 10 years on
    January 19, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    Ten years ago, we founded OneLife LA with the hope of starting a new conversation and encouraging a new way of thinking about the right to life and the cause of human dignity in our city and in our nation.

  • Living our best ‘Catholic story’ in 2024
    January 10, 2024  |  The Latest  |  

    Every new year marks a new beginning, a chance to make a fresh start. This is a hopeful thought and a very “Catholic” thought.