FAITH IN BALTIMORE

Archbishop William E. Lori and William J. McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities, co-hosted the first Faith in Baltimore celebration,  bringing together government and civic leaders along with the archdiocese’s business and non-profit partners, and heads of various Catholic institutions to highlight the broad range of services and support carried out daily to benefit residents of the City of Baltimore. 

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President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

President Donald Trump announced his administration's new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day.
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Pope speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities to convey his support...
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Physician to lead Mercy Health Services as longtime CEO retires

Mercy Health Services has selected Dr. David N. Maine to become the new president and CEO of the Baltimore Catholic health system.
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Archdiocese ‘for’ Baltimore highlighted at Center Stage event

If Ray Kelly can turn things around, so can Baltimore City. That was among the takeaways Jan. 15 at Center Stage, when the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Charities of...
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Trebek cites ‘power of prayer’ in accepting Fordham Founders’ Award

"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean, received Fordham University's Founders' Award at a Jan. 7 reception in Los Angeles.
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Knights, New York Archdiocese and others providing aid to quake victims

Jose Lebron-Sanabria, a Knight of Columbus and a general insurance agent for the fraternal organization, is coordinating assistance to Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes.
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Financial Transparency

The Archdiocese of Baltimore strives to ensure good stewardship of the funds entrusted to its parishes, schools and central services. From the point of collection, through accounting systems, and to the groups that help advise pastors, principals and archdiocesan leaders on how to allocate funds, many people are involved in ensuring oversight of donations that help support the church’s mission and ministries.

Click the buttons below for “Five Things to Know” about financial transparency in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. 

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Accountability

Repentance,  Reform and  Renewal

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

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CHOOSE LIFE

The Columbia Pregnancy Center helps women choose life.

“There are three options really for a pregnant woman: to parent, to give up for adoption, or to abort. We try to walk them towards motherhood and towards embracing what we believe is a God-given gift of life,” said Nancy Vawter, executive director of the Columbia Pregnancy Center.

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Catholic Baltimore

Catholic Baltimore is a weekly radio production of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Our Jan. 12 guest is Sister Maria Veronica of the Holy Face, talking about her life as a hermit.

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 James Proffitt, director of the archdiocesan division of clergy personnel. 

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

 

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

HOW WE GRIEVE

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.

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Memorial of Saint Anthony, abbot

TODAY'S READINGS

“Blessed the people who know the joyful shout; in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.”

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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! 

Inspiring service

Mary Hoban

Name a parish job and Hoban’s done it. She’s been on the finance committee and pastoral council. She’s been a religious education teacher and a lector.

“Mary is a go-getter. I know when I give her something to do, she gets it done and that has been essential to getting more parishioners involved in our ministries,” said Father John Williamson, pastor of the Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine.

After years of being a tireless church volunteer at Ascension, Hoban recently became director of volunteers at Ascension and St. Augustine, helping others connect to the church as she has. She believes service doesn’t just help the church, it helps the volunteer.

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More Faces of Faith

Liberty Heights parishioner brings ‘youthful energy’ to outreach

“Our church has a lot of power to change the community that we actually live in," Hall said. "Since we have so much influence, we need to be back in the community, reaching out as best we can.”
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St. Agnes doctor carries healing legacy of religious sisters

“I think (my faith) is one of the things I fall back on,” he said. “I’ve spent more of my life being a Catholic than being a doctor.”
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Garrett County parishioners maintain strong faith, serve others

Jean and Bill Schrider are active parishioners at Western Maryland's St. Peter the Apostle in Oakland who volunteer in hospice ministry.
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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.

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 or Mass Times

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

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Find a School

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

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Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

To view the 2017 Annual Report, click here

Your Church at Work

To view “Your Church at Work,” click here

Explore guides and websites that will deepen your faith.

Featured Resources

Embracing God’s Plan for Marriage: A Scripture Study for Couples

Popular author and speaker Mark Hart and his wife, Melanie, help illuminate the truths about married love with key Scripture passages and insightful questions for reflection and prayer.

Christlife

ChristLife equips Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so others might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples in the Catholic Church.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a wonderful way to be part of the new evangelization by works of conversion for those who do not know Christ, consolation of the sick and suffering, and conservation of the faith of the members of the body of Christ.

Mercy Now

Mercy Now is a free quarterly resource for parish leaders. Includes articles, bulletin inserts, notes for catechists, a section for youth and/or youth ministers, and a column for parents.

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