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  • The beautiful message of life
    January 23, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    In this holy Requiem for the Unborn, we continue our witness and worship of the God of Life.
    We began this “day for life” with our fourth annual OneLife LA celebration. We started with a beautiful, peaceful procession from near the city’s oldest Catholic church and we marched through the heart of the city, praying the rosary and singing.

  • We are made for greater
    January 15, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    We have no idea. Sometimes when I put the Gospels down after reading and praying over them, that is what I find myself thinking. Just shaking my head in wonder and thinking, we have no idea.

  • Archbishop Gomez renews call for permanent solutions to immigration issue
    January 9, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    Archbishop José H. Gomez today issued the following statement on the termination of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S.

  • Time to act on DACA
    January 9, 2018  |  The Latest  |  

    Once again, we begin a new year with uncertainty and fear over immigration, and this year our leaders in Congress face a hard deadline.

  • Christmas and the lessons of trust
    December 19, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    How do we celebrate Christmas when thousands of our brothers and sisters are still under evacuation and thousands more are afraid of the wildfires still burning throughout the region?

    December 15, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    Este ha sido un Adviento de tierra quemada y de comunidades enteras incendiadas hasta los cimientos, quedando miles de nuestros hermanos y hermanas convertidos en refugiados y en personas desplazadas en sus propias ciudades.

  • After the fire, a tiny whispering sound
    December 12, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    This has been an Advent of scorched earth and whole communities burned to the ground, thousands of our brothers and sisters made refugees and displaced persons in their own hometowns.

  • Following Mary in Advent
    December 6, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    This past Sunday I had the joy to join thousands of you and your families in East Los Angeles for the 86th annual procession and Eucharistic celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • Awake to the adventure of Advent
    November 28, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    This weekend we begin Advent, the great season of grace and joy.
    Advent is an ancient word that means “coming” — as in the king is arriving in our midst and we will soon be standing in his presence.

  • One-hundred years of God’s love in America
    November 14, 2017  |  The Latest  |  

    As I write this week, I am in Baltimore attending the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.