Archbishop Lori's Holy Week Message

The long, storied history of our Church evidences periods of growth and holiness as well as times of struggle and failing. And yet, history also makes clear the purity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that has never been tainted. It is, this Gospel, the summons to confront our humanity with all the good and bad it entails, and to allow God’s forgiveness to change us so we can accept God’s invitation to begin anew.

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Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the...
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House Speaker’s funeral held at Annapolis church

A funeral program for Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, who died April 7 at age 72, filled St. John Neumann Church in Annapolis April 16.
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Notre Dame fire showed that beauty still matters, art historian says

As people in Paris and around the world watched in horror as flames consumed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, the blaze also stirred genuine emotions that could come only...
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Archbishop Lori shares Holy Week message

Archbishop William E. Lori shared the following video message with the people of the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 17.  A full transcript follows. 
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Concert celebrates three-century connection between Maryland and France

Opening with the national anthems of France and the United States, the Orchestre d’Harmonie de Saint-Omer (Saint-Omer Wind Orchestra) celebrated three centuries of shared history between the countries with a...
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Pope’s Way of Cross will shine light on women ‘crucified’ by traffickers

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We’re joined by Jennifer Briemann, Executive Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, and Garrett O’Day, MCC Deputy Director, to discuss results of Maryland’s recent legislative session. Listen below.

Featured Homily

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

This week, we feature Father Dale Picarella, pastor of St. Patrick in Havre de Grace.

Listen here or below, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.

 

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Rebuilding a landmark

Wealthy French business leaders promise 300 million euros (US$339 million) to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral following the devastating April 15 fire.

 

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“He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist.”

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A Response to the Netflix Series, "The Keepers"

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Helping Persecuted Christians

Robert Battista

What began as a friendship on Facebook with a fellow Christian half a world away led to an eye-opening and faith-affirming mission trip to the Punjab region of Pakistan for one parishioner of St. Patrick in Havre de Grace.

Robert Battista saw first-hand how Christians are persecuted and is determined to share their stories with Americans and do all he can to help them. 

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Retrouvaille deepens faith, heals marriage of St. John Westminster parishioner

In addition to helping his marriage, Lagonigro credits the ministry with deepening his faith. He described Retrouvaille as a “shot of adrenaline” for his faith.
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Cumberland parishioner strengthens faith on mission trip

Micah Bruser's faith was rejuvenated during a recent mission trip to Haiti.
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St. Bernardine parishioner offers comfort with meals

As a child, Jo Ann Thomas watched her grandmother cook for the retired Josephite priests and brothers in residence at St. Joseph’s Manor in Roland Park. Those memories of growing up around the Josephites (her mother served them as a nurse) surround Thomas when she cooks with commercial-sized pots and pans in the kitchen of her parish, St. Bernardine in...
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We are called to be a light brightly visible, not to proclaim ourselves but to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5).”
– 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)

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