Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape A Farewell to the Institute of Notre Dame Support your parish with a financial contribution IND alumnae have plenty of memories to cherish

Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape A Farewell to the Institute of Notre Dame Support your parish with a financial contribution IND alumnae have plenty of memories to cherish

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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Latest News


Indiana priest suspended after derogatory remarks about protesters

The bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after the pastor referred to Black Lives Matters protesters as "maggots and parasites" in a...
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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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Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, O.S.F., taught nursing in Towson

Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 48 years who taught nursing in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died May 18, a...
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Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape

As most graduates will attest, the Class of 2020 will be known for its adaptability during a coronavirus pandemic.
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Father Val Peter, Boys Town’s leader for 20 years, dies

Father Val Peter, who was executive director of Boys Town from 1985 to 2005, died June 30 at age 85. No cause of death was given.
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Archbishop Lori's

Daily Reflections


Each day, Archbishop William E. Lori offers a reflection on the liturgical readings or other topics. Click play on the accompanying video to watch today’s reflection. For more, click here.

Ideas and insights from our community

Blogs & Commentary


Catholic Baltimore

Join us for the final “Catholic Baltimore” show on WCBM.

Hosts George Matysek and Christopher Gunty of Catholic Review Media and the Archdiocese of Baltimore look back at some of their favorite interviews over the years for a “Greatest Hits of Catholic Baltimore.”

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

“Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”


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