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  • 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.

  • El rosario es una oración del corazón
    October 23, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Estamos concluyendo este mes, que la Iglesia le dedica al santo rosario, y quiero alentar a todos a profundizar en nuestra práctica de esta santa devoción.

  • Everyday kindness is real
    October 16, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    There are times when we can wonder about the state of our humanity.
    The news of the day is filled with reports of violence and cruelty. In our political and media culture, people are often angry and rude, especially with those they disagree with. In daily life, it seems sometimes that our technology makes it easier for us to be indifferent to those around us.

  • Doing glory to God in the world
    October 11, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In Rome this Sunday, Oct. 13, the great Cardinal John Henry Newman will be raised up to the altars and made a saint.
    The world he lived in, the age of Nietzsche and Marx, Freud and Darwin, is the world we inherited — an age of scientism, secularism and relativism; a world where millions live as if God does not exist, and many more are no longer certain that it is even possible for us to know God.

  • Mission means preaching by example
    October 2, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Pope Francis has declared October 2019 as “extraordinary missionary month,” marking the 100th anniversary of “Maximum Illud,” a remarkable apostolic letter on the Church’s mission written by Pope Benedict XV.

  • The witness of our sisters
    September 25, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Jesus described his Church as a great and flourishing tree planted from the tiniest seeds of his Gospel and spreading to the ends of the earth.

  • Seminary is a time of conversion
    September 18, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Recently, we had our convocation of priests, about 350 of us gathering for prayer and reflection. It was a time of grace, a time of fellowship, renewal, and inspiration.
    I gave each of the priests who was there a copy of the recent letter to priests from Pope Francis.

  • The only way forward for America
    September 11, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Once again we gather this year to celebrate our journeys to this country, our traditions and cultures. We remember the lands where we were born, we share our hopes for the future.