On January 19, 2019, Archbishop Gomez celebrated a requiem Mass for the unborn. In his homily, Gomez stated that every abortion is a “tragedy” because God rejoices in every person, “born and not yet born.” He also said that if Catholics open their hearts, they “will see people who have no jobs, no rights and no legal status…with no one to heal their wounds. We will see unborn children, thousands every year, who never get the chance to live.”