June 24, 2022: "This is a historic day in the life of our country, one that stirs our thoughts, emotions and prayers. For nearly fifty years, America has enforced an unjust law that has permitted some to decide whether others can live or die; this policy has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of preborn children, generations that were denied the right to even be born."
June 14, 2022: "Holiness is not something only for special people. Holiness is for all of us. We are all called to be saints in the middle of the world — in every state of life, in every ministry, in every occupation. No matter who we are."
June 12, 2022: "St. John Paul II used to say that God in his deepest mystery is a “family.” Because in the Trinity there is the Father and the Son, and they are bound together, as all families are — by the bond of love. And that bond is the Holy Spirit. Three divine persons in a beautiful communion love."
June 11, 2022: "The deacon is the man of service. In him, we clearly see the calling of every Christian — to love the Lord, and to serve the Lord. The saints speak of a single word, “Serviam.” It means, I will serve you, Lord!"
June 9, 2022: This June marks twenty years since the Catholic bishops of the United States gathered in Dallas, Texas to draft and pass the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in their commitment to address the issue of clergy sexual abuse.
June 5, 2022: "Pentecost reveals the Church’s universal mission. And I’m sure you noticed, on that first Pentecost there were people gathered “from every nation under heaven.” And everyone there that day heard the apostles’ preaching 'in his native language.'"
June 4, 2022: "The priesthood is not about status. It’s about sanctity and service; it’s about holiness and helping other people. We heard in the second reading: 'No one takes this honor upon himself, but only when called by God.'"
April 24, 2022: "This tradition of celebrating the Sunday after Easter as Mercy Sunday was started by St. John Paul II, inspired by the visions of St. Faustina who, as we know, was a religious sister and visionary who lived in Poland and was canonized by St. John Paul II on April 30, 2000."
April 23, 2022: "Into these times, into this place, through every locked door, Jesus comes. Nothing can stop his desire to be where his disciples are. 'Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.'"
April 16, 2022: "Jesus Christ is alive! This Jesus, who we have accompanied in these days, through the final week of his earthly life; this Jesus, who we witnessed just three days ago, being beaten and nailed to a cross, where we watched him die. This Jesus, is alive!"
April 15, 2022: "On the cross, Jesus bears every burden for us — every evil and every sin, every sickness and suffering, every heartache. He becomes weak, so we can overcome our weakness. He is crushed for our sins, so we can overcome our own sinfulness."
April 11, 2022: "The Church is all of us together — bishops and priests and deacons, religious and consecrated men and women, seminarians, the lay faithful. We are, as we know, the family of God. And that is what we celebrate tonight in the Chrism Mass."
April 10, 2022: "We know that Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins. This week we want to move from “knowing” this, to “feeling” this. We want to allow his sufferings to speak to us, to move our hardened hearts. This week, we want to walk with him, and to suffer with him; we want to sacrifice for him."
April 2, 2022: "Two hundred and fifty years ago, this mission was founded by St. Junípero Serra and his Franciscan brothers, together with the noble Tongva natives, who are the first peoples of this land. These men and women trusted in God — completely. St. Junípero and his brothers left behind their homes and families, knowing they would never be coming back. So today, let us pray to have that kind of trust, that kind of courage!"
March 19, 2022: "The world has been through a lot in these past two years. And the Church also has been through a lot. But it has been beautiful to witness, everything that all of you have been doing, carrying out your ministries during this pandemic. Thanks to your courage and apostolic zeal, and by the grace of God, you have helped our people to keep their faith, and even to grow their faith, in this time of trial."
March 17, 2022: "Lent is this wonderful time that the Church gives us to think about our lives, to reflect on our journey with Jesus. It is a time for asking ourselves: How are we doing? Are we living the way Jesus wants us to live? What are we doing well? What can we be doing better?"
March 6, 2022: "On this first Sunday of Lent, our Gospel leads us into the desert with Jesus. Of course, as we know, during Lent we are remembering those forty days that Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism, forty days that he spent making himself stronger, through prayer and fasting, preparing for his ministry."