• The parish is the heart of the new evangelization

    As I continue to visit parishes around this great archdiocese, I see every day that the life of faith is lived in the heart of the parish.   

  • Vatican appoints new San Diego bishop

    This morning, Pope Francis named Bishop Robert McElroy, Auxiliary of San Francisco, to be the new Bishop of San Diego, which is one of the six dioceses that make up the Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles.

  • In our time

    As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

  • Catholic culture and the new evangelization

    Catholicism creates a culture. Because Catholicism is a way of living born from the encounter with a divine person, Jesus of Nazareth, who is the Word of God and the Son of God humbling himself to come among us in human form.

     

  • Lent is a time of solidarity and concern for others

    Lent comes early this year. In fact, next week, February 18, is Ash Wednesday and Lent begins.

  • Marriage and the mystery of the family

    In the family, we learn that our Father has a loving purpose for our lives and that each of us has a “vocation” or calling from God — either to marriage or the priesthood or consecrated life or to live as lay faithful serving our neighbors in the worlds of work and family.

  • ‘As long as there are Christians, no one should have to suffer alone’

    There are many injustices in our society, but the most fundamental is the one we rarely acknowledge — this routine taking of innocent human life that goes on every day. So as we pray for these little souls, we pray tonight for our city, our state, and our nation.

     

     

  • America’s next saint, St. Junípero Serra

    America’s next saint will be the man who evangelized California and is associated with the beginnings of Los Angeles.

  • OneLife LA and 9 Days for Life

    I am looking forward to Saturday’s OneLife LA celebration.

    This will be a day of family and friendship in celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life — from conception to natural death. 

  • Archbishop calls Serra sainthood 'moment of grace'

    In a press conference earlier today on the airplane to the Philippines, Pope Francis announced that he intends to canonize Blessed Junípero Serra, OFM, when he comes to the United States next September. This is great news and I am very happy about it. We are grateful to our Holy Father Pope Francis for this gift to California and the Americas.

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‘Spirit-filled evangelizers’

Archbishop José H. Gomez

This Sunday, we end the Easter season with the great feast of Pentecost, celebrating the “birthday” of the Church and the start of the Church’s mission to the world. 

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