Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 29, 2018 / 15:48 pm
At a Mass in honor of immigrants on June 24, Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles called on Catholics to pray for immigrant families, to speak out against injustice and to demand better solutions from their legislators.
"For years now, we have been asking our leaders to fix our broken immigration system. Year after year, they keep telling us, 'Mañana, mañana.' Next year. It makes no difference which political party is in power, there is always some excuse," he said.
"Our leaders in Washington are about to do it again - they are about to let another Congress close without taking action. Brothers and sisters, we need to tell our leaders - no more 'mañanas,' no more excuses. The time is now."
Gomez gave his remarks during his homily on Sunday, June 24 at the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, which was attended by about 3,000 people from throughout California.