Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 22, 2011 / 14:45 pm
The July 22 Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene is a time to recall the holy woman’s life and her “beautiful story” of God’s life-changing love and mercy for everyone, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said. He contrasted her life with an American culture that is “quick to condemn.”
“God is kind and merciful. There is no one who is beyond the pale of his redemption. There is no one whom God cannot redeem and use for his purposes,” the archbishop wrote in his July 22 column for the archdiocesan paper The Tidings.
“I worry sometimes that we might be forgetting that in society,” he added.
The archbishop cited people who seem “so angry and judgmental” on the Internet, the radio and television.