He also said that Jesus “commands us to forgive those who trespass against us and to pray for those who persecute us.”
Jesus taught us to oppose what is wrong and support what is true and beautiful, he said.
“So today we ask him to give us the strength to do that,” he said.
At the end of the Mass, Gomez prayed the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the attendees, a prayer that he, together with the U.S. bishops, asked all Catholics to pray in reparation for the act of “blasphemy” scheduled to take place at Dodger Stadium.
An act of reparation is offered to the Lord to repair the spiritual damage inflicted by sin.
At the conclusion of the Mass, Gomez noted the heavy presence of religious sisters and publicly thanked them for their vocation and ministry, which was followed by applause.
On Friday, in the parking lot outside of Dodger Stadium, two Catholic advocacy organizations, Catholics for Catholics and CatholicVote, along with Virgin Most Powerful Radio organized a prayer rally in reparation for offenses committed against Jesus Christ.
Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, was scheduled to lead a eucharistic procession at 3 p.m. local time.
The Dodgers sparked protests from Catholics across the nation after it was announced that the team would honor the Los Angeles chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in June.
The Dodgers initially reversed course and disinvited the group after Catholic leaders complained.
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But after LGBT activists and local political leaders criticized the team for disinviting the group, the Dodgers re-invited them on May 22 to be an honoree at the team’s June 16 LGBTQ+ Pride Night game against the San Francisco Giants at 10:10 p.m. EDT.
Several U.S. bishops issued statements denouncing the Dodgers’ re-invitation of the group.
U.S. bishops and Catholic organizations were not the only ones to denounce the Dodgers’ move. In a statement, Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams said he believes it is “essential” for the Dodgers to reconsider its decision.
Watch Williams in this exclusive interview with EWTN: