New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City Click here to watch Archbishop Lori's Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape

New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City Click here to watch Archbishop Lori's Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape

The Path to Racial Justice

Read statements from Maryland and U.S. bishops on racial justice, and find news coverage, a prayer to end racism, resources and more here.

Welcome, Bishop-designate Lewandowski!

Bishop-designate Bruce Lewandowski will be ordained as Baltimore’s next auxiliary bishop Aug. 18. Learn more about him here.

Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic


The Archdiocese of Baltimore has prepared a plan for reopening parishes when it is safe to do so. Watch the accompanying video for an update from Archbishop Lori and for information on what public Masses will look like when they resume.

Phase I of the reopening plan begins May 15 at 5 p.m., allowing churches to be open for private prayer and adoration. Parishes may offer the sacraments of reconciliation and baptism, and funeral and wedding Masses may be held with a limit of 10 attendees.

The start of Phase II will begin the weekend of May 30-31, when public Masses can begin at the pastor’s discretion and where it is permissible to do so based on conditions in the local jurisdiction.

Click the buttons below to read the full guidelines for both phases of reopening.

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Cardinal Dolan: Broad criticism of NYPD unfairly tarnishes police officers

Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city's police officers deserve better treatment and...
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New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City

Alisha Jordan has been named as the new principal of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first new Catholic school in Baltimore City in nearly 60 years. 
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Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online

An concert honoring the centennial of St. John Paul II's birth is now available online.
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Indiana priest suspended after derogatory remarks about protesters

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Sister Maryla Farfour, I.H.M., taught at St. Agnes School

Sister Maryla Farfour, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died June 20 in Scranton, Pa. She was 96.
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Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, who taught at three schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died June 11 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She was 97.
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Blogs & Commentary


Catholic Review Radio

Catholic Review Radio airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on WMET 1160 AM and 103.1 FM.

In the inaugural episode, Archbishop William E. Lori discusses a new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore, race relations and religious freedom. Click play below to listen.

Featured Homily

Priests and deacons throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide wonderful spiritual insights through their homilies and reflections.

Press play below to listen to this week’s featured homily from Father Erik Arnold. For more homilies and podcasts from across the archdiocese, click here.

Walk with us as we explore death and the feelings of loss by those of us left behind


A production of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, “How We Grieve” interviews Christians about their experiences of grief and loss. Hosted by Edward Herrera, HWG asks questions that are helpful to those experiencing loss and friends and family who want to comfort them.

Listen to the Podcasts here

Daily Readings

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”


Repentance,  Reform and  Renewal

Archbishop William E. Lori addresses the crisis of abuse in the Catholic Church.

Financial Transparency

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to financial transparency and accountability. It strives to ensure good stewardship of the funds entrusted to its parishes, schools and central services.

For information about annual reports, financial statements and more, click here.  


Legacy Continues

New Catholic school on track for Baltimore

On Oct. 23, Archbishop William E. Lori broke ground on Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first Catholic elementary school to be built in the city in 60 years! 

A Response to the Netflix Series, "The Keepers"

Promise to Protect and Promote Healing

Watch video interviews with key figures and access fact sheets, statements, news articles and other resources here.

All events in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are currently canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Our online calendar will resume when those restrictions are lifted. Questions about submitting future events? Email

We are called to be a light brightly visible, not to proclaim ourselves but to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord.”
– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Archbishop William E. Lori offers his homily during the opening Mass of the 136th Supreme Convention of the Knight of Columbus at the Baltimore Convention Center August 7. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Baltimore

God calls the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to be a welcoming, worshipping community of faith, hope, and love. Through his Spirit, the Lord Jesus lives in those who believe, and reaches into our world with his saving message and healing love.

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Find a Parish

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has 153 parishes and missions located in nine counties and the City of Baltimore.

Click here to go to Parish Directory Page

Find a School

Every Catholic school in the Archdiocese provides academic excellence and quality programs in a faith-based environment.

Click here to go to School Page

Your Church at Work

To view “Your Church at Work,” click here