Archbishop William E. Lori’s latest pastoral letter addresses how the Lord calls every member of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to holiness and missionary discipleship.
“Every member of the Archdiocese has a role to play in revitalizing the Church’s life and mission,” Archbishop Lori said. “This ongoing work … does not belong to ‘the experts’ alone, nor to clergy alone, and still less is it a matter of clinging to buildings that have outlived their purpose. Rather, the Lord calls each of us to be his followers and to attract others to himself, and to his Gospel, and to the Church by a life of radiant love.”
Read the letter in English here.
Lea la carta en español aquí.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to bringing an end to racism in all its forms, both in our society and in our church.
Read statements from Maryland and U.S. bishops on racial justice, and find news coverage, a prayer to end racism, resources and more. Also watch a special Sept. 13 livestream Mass celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori at St. Peter Claver in West Baltimore here.
Pope Francis declared a universal Year of St. Joseph from December 2020 to December 2021. Find out how this special year will be observed in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, discover pilgrimage sites to churches named in St. Joseph’s honor, learn about special plenary indulgences, find prayers to St. Joseph and much more on our page dedicated to the Year of St. Joseph here.
With the state of Maryland lifting some restrictions on gatherings effective March 12, it’s important to note that the Archdiocese of Baltimore is not making any changes at this time to its guidance for parish Mass attendance.
The archdiocese plans to take an incremental approach to allowing greater Mass attendance while continuing with social distancing and masking.
The archdiocese will monitor cases, positivity rates and vaccinations. Leaders will also consult with priests in the archdiocese early next week and will release new guidance after those meetings.
For continuously updated archdiocesan policies and guidelines, click here.
Sam Fatzinger talks about the new book she wrote with her husband, “A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice from a debt-free family of 16.” Listen below.
Priests and deacons throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide wonderful spiritual insights through their homilies and reflections.
Press play below to listen to our featured homily from Father Evan Ponton from St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park. For more homilies, click here.