Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 2nd Sunday of Advent

It is true – John proclaimed the coming of Christ in an actual desert but today you and I are challenged to hear his words in another kind of desert – in the desert of a City made desolate by poverty, violence, drugs, guns, and gangs, a City made desolate by the very real sin...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 2nd Sunday of Advent; Our Lady of Guadalupe

Adviento es un tiempo de esperanza. Es un tiempo de preparación para la venida del Señor, ya sea al final de los tiempos y en el tiempo de la Navidad. Por lo tanto, siempre queremos estar alerta y atentos.
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: Catholic Charities Breakfast

Yes, goodness is on the rise, right here in Baltimore. Unfortunately that is a well-kept secret. I suppose that gloom and doom sells and thus we are living in an era of negative narratives – internationally, nationally, and locally.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception; Vigil Mass

To tell you the truth, I’m less than pleased when daylight savings time ends for the simple reason that it gets dark so quickly in the evening. But tonight the darkness outside serves a purpose for it is as a point of departure for reflecting on today’s feast, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Advent Evening of Reflection

I am delighted once again to spend this evening of prayer and fellowship with you. My special gratitude to all of you for weaving the spirit of the Order of Malta into the fabric of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 1st Sunday of Advent

Whether you are preparing papers or preparing for exams or just getting ready to go home and have a good time with family and friends, the month of December is a time of preparation, a time of getting ready.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Advent Evening of Recollection

As you pay close attention to the Scripture readings and prayers in the Advent liturgy, you will notice a great emphasis on the theme of watchfulness.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of Christ the King

What does it mean to reign with Jesus? It means to live and love like Jesus while we are still here on earth. This is the message of our Gospel today.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Senior Leadership Retreat Day

This morning we celebrate a beautiful feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary namely, the Feast of Mary’s Presentation in the Temple. It is an event which illumines our Christian imagination: that wonderful and grace-filled moment when Saints Joachim and Anne presented their daughter, Mary, in the Temple.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass for Deceased Priests

As we continue to ply our ministries, we stand on their shoulders. They have left us not only with a storehouse of anecdotes and stories but more importantly they have left us with foundations upon which to build as we look to a future full of hope.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Knights of Columbus Mid-Year Meeting

When Pope Francis urges you and me to become missionary disciples who bring the faith to the peripheries of unbelief and human suffering, he is urging us to throw off the caution of the wicked and lazy servant, and instead invest our time and talent in spreading the Word of God confident that in the...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Knights of Columbus Mid-Year Meeting, Chaplain’s Remarks

As we approach the end of the year, let us take stock of our blessings. Our fraternity in Christ is one of the greatest gifts and blessings in our lives and so we should never let a day go by without thanking God and asking for the grace to strengthen our fraternity as also to...
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