Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez called on faithful at the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants Saturday, Sept. 7, to take part in healing America by restoring mutual trust, empathy, and shared belief in common humanity.
“We need to pray for America today,” said Archbishop Gomez in the homily. “Love is the only way forward for America. And we are the ones who must show our nation the way. Hatred can never change the one who hates. Only love can.”
The Southern California Immigration Task Force, representing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Dioceses of San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego, organized the Mass and coordinated pre-liturgical events, which included recognizing community leaders who have demonstrated service and compassion in helping the local immigrant community.
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