On Good Friday, April 10, 2020, Archbishop Gomez, president of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, invited US Catholics to join him in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart. He led this national moment of prayer to seek healing and protection during the time of the coronavirus. The service was livestreamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Below is the full text of the archbishop’s homily.
My dear brothers and sisters,
We stand today at the foot of the cross with Mary, our Blessed Mother, and we look upon her Son, crucified. And we ask God: Why did he have to die? Couldn’t there be some other way?