Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Saturday of the 28th Week of Ordinary Time; Knights of Columbus Board Meeting

As we grow in prayer and holiness, something truly wonderful happens. We become those servants who are at once clever and wise who know when to speak, what to say, and how to say it – in ways that will enable the Lord’s message to be heard.
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Archbishop Lori’s Talk: Current State of Religious Freedom in the United States

I am neither a lawyer nor a sociologist but as a priest and bishop I can see how fast law and culture are changing. The words of Pope Francis ring true, when he said: “We are living not in an era of change but in the change of an era.” In this new era, the influence...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Group Confirmations

In the Gospel Jesus compares the Church to a vineyard. Its owner and grower is no mere human being but God himself. And just as an ordinary owner would plant the best vineyard he could, so God gave to the Church everything we need to become the good, virtuous, and holy people God intends us to...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: White Mass

Ten days from now, the Church will celebrate the Feast of St. Luke – St. Luke the great evangelist and also the patron of physicians – for, as Tradition attests, St. Luke was himself a physician, first of the body and then of the spirit.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Rosary Congress Opening Mass

Dear friends, inspired by the religious for whom we pray tonight and confident in the intercession of Mary, the Mother of the Church, may we in our time make the Church fruitful by reflecting in our lives the holiness of Christ to the glory of God the Father.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Our Lady of the Rosary; Maryland Women’s Conference

Let us not underestimate the power of this prayer that, through Mary’s intercession, brings us to the heart of salvation history, and helps open our hearts to the power of the Spirit, just as Mary’s was.
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Good to be Catholic

I am proud that the ministries of this Archdiocese accept this invitation every day of every year.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary Annual Alumni Reunion

On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, I note that Bl. Stanley’s middle name was Francis and that he lived his priesthood in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Like Francis, Father Rother lived simply, was close to nature, and devoted his life utterly to bringing the Gospel to the poor.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

Aboard this ship, there is only one Captain, namely, the Christ. Just as the Captain occupies a unique role on the ship, even so Christ is utterly unique and irreplaceable in the Church and in human history. For he is the only Son of God, sent by the Father into the world to take upon...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Red Mass, Diocese of Fort Worth

As you know better than me, the phrase “wall of separation” appears nowhere in the Constitution and still less in the Bill of Rights. Rather, it originates in an 1802 letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Association whose members had written to him complaining that their religious freedom and rights of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: Pastoral Staff Day

It turns out that the evangelization might not be as complicated as we think and the steps we need to take to evangelize effectively are not out of reach; nor are the people we are trying to evangelize as tough to reach as we might think. The good news is that many of the reasons...
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Archbishop Lori’s Talk: Reflections on Church and State

We are living in an era when no matter what party is in power, and no matter what the precise composition of the Supreme Court may be, the First Amendment is interpreted more or less consistently more as a restraint on religion rather than as a protection of religious freedom.
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