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  • Archbishop Gomez: Statement on Easter bombings in Sri Lanka
    April 21, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    We are praying for our brothers and sisters who were killed this Easter morning in Sri Lanka. May they know the promise of the Resurrection and may God bring comfort to their families and their loved ones. Only love can conquer evil and violence, so we ask Jesus this morning for the courage to love and we pray for the conversion of every heart that is hardened by hatred. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is our mother and the mother of mercy, console those who are suffering and watch over all of us. And may God grant us peace.

  • Love is the reason
    April 17, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    As I write, we have entered into Holy Week, the week of salvation, the week of love.

  • Praying as children of God
    April 10, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Jesus said that he knew where he came from and where he was going.
    This is what we all want to know. Not only about Jesus, but about our own lives. We want to know who we are, why we are here, and what is the purpose of our lives.

  • No longer servants, but friends
    April 3, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In my reflections during this Lenten season, I have been trying to learn more from Jesus and to go deeper in making him the way for my life, so that I can know him even better and love him and serve him even more.

  • Why we serve
    March 26, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    As we continue on our Lenten journey, trying to grow in “the mind of Christ,” this week I want to reflect on another basic characteristic of the personality of Jesus Christ — his attitude of service.

  • A burning love for souls
    March 21, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In these Lenten columns, I am trying to study the Gospels and reflect more deeply on the human character of Jesus Christ — his priorities and concerns, his way of thinking, feeling, and acting.

  • Mercy for the merciful
    March 16, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    In these columns during Lent, we are trying to return to the Gospels, praying to be transformed into the person we meet in those pages.

  • Archbishop Gomez’s statement on California death penalty moratorium
    March 13, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    For many years now, my brother Catholic bishops and I have been calling for an end to the death penalty, not only in California but throughout the United States. So this is a good day for California and a good day for our country.

  • Learning humility of heart
    March 11, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    This Lent, we want to try to enter more deeply into the mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ, to follow him more closely, to commit ourselves once more to making his life the pattern for our own.

  • A Lenten Return to Jesus
    March 6, 2019  |  The Latest  |  

    Archbishop Gomez celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels and invited the faithful to return to Jesus this Lent.