Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 24, 2012 / 10:07 am
At a Jan. 21 Mass mourning the deaths caused by the legalization of abortion in the U.S. 39 years ago, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles urged Catholics to build a culture of life.
“We can never give up until our world comes to know the truth,” he said, noting that the humanity of the unborn is not a simply a “religious” or Catholic truth, but “a truth of biology, a truth of science.”
During his homily at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Archbishop Gomez said that the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1973 defied another “great truth” that our nation was founded on – that all men and women are created equal and are born with God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“The Supreme Court, in effect said that our rights do not come from God but instead are bestowed by the government,” he said.