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  • Education and evangelization
    August 31, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    We’re back to school.

    Catholic elementary schools and high schools all over the Archdiocese of Los Angeles started classes recently, and religious education programs are gearing up again in our parishes following the summer break.

  • Jesus, who is here
    August 17, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    One of our newest saints is St. Charles de Foucauld. He has one of the great conversion stories in the 20th century, like the prodigal son.

  • For a grateful heart
    August 10, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    On Aug. 15, I will celebrate the anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood.

  • The eucharistic revival begins
    July 27, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    In a Mass and procession celebrated last month at the cathedral on the feast of Corpus Christi, we launched the National Eucharistic Revival, an initiative of the U.S. Catholic bishops. This revival will go on for the next two years, closing with a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, in July 2024.

  • He calls, we answer
    July 13, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    When we read the Gospels every day, we start to notice a pattern. Jesus is on a journey, and as he goes, he is encountering different people along the way. Often, as he is passing by, he sees someone and invites that person to go with him.

  • Proclaiming our anthropology
    June 22, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    The Catholic novelist Walker Percy once said: “Everyone has an anthropology. There is no not having one. If a man says he does not, all he is saying is that his anthropology is implicitly a set of assumptions he has not thought to call into question.”

  • Lives on fire with love
    June 7, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    On Pentecost, the Church was born in the fire of the Holy Spirit! And the Church here in Los Angeles is alive, on fire with the Spirit.

  • Loving and imitating the Lord like the new St. Charles de Foucauld
    May 25, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    Recently, Pope Francis canonized 10 men and women, including a priest that I have long admired and talked about in my preaching and teaching, now St. Charles de Foucauld.

  • Everything starts with baptism’
    May 16, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    I had the blessing of attending the Mass in Rome with Pope Francis for the opening of the 16th Synod of Bishops on the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”

  • Return to the rosary
    May 11, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    May is Mary’s month and in this Easter season we rejoice with our Blessed Mother and entrust ourselves again to her maternal love, as Jesus did.

    And in this month, I want to encourage you to renew your love for Mary’s prayer, the beautiful prayer of the rosary.