Archbishop Gomez said it is “sad” Millennials are avoiding having children due to perceived fears of climate change and overpopulation. In a 2019 speech delivered at an event hosted by the McGrath Institute for Church Life, His Excellency called on husbands to love their wives and to evangelize the culture, which, he said, views children as “unethical…irresponsible…impractical.” Gomez said that a society “where children are no longer being born is a society where people no longer understand what makes life worth living.”