Los Angeles, Calif., May 22, 2018 / 13:59 pm
The Archbishop of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to love the Blessed Virgin Mary as their mother during a Mass commemorating a newly-proclaimed Catholic feast day.
"Jesus wants you to take Mary into your homes – into your lives and into your hearts," Archbishop José Gomez said May 21, during his homily at LA's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Pope Francis added the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church to the Roman calendar in February. The feast day will be celebrated annually on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday.
Archbishop Gomez challenged Catholics to receive the Blessed Mother into their homes and hearts.