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A Light Brightly Visible 2.0

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 Path to Racial Justice

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.

Year of St. Joseph

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

 

Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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Catholic Review Radio

John Mulderig of Catholic News Service and Daughter of St. Paul Sister Rose Pacatte talk about about how the pandemic affected moviegoing in 2020 and also give their expert takes on each of the nominees for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars.  Listen below.

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 our featured homily from Father Jack Ward from Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville. For more homilies, click here.

Podcasts from the Department of Evangelization

How We Grieve asks questions that are helpful to those experiencing loss and friends and family who want to comfort them.

Listen here.

Minivans to Mass explores how we can form families of missionary disciples and how we can make our parishes more family-friendly.

Listen here

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TODAY'S READINGS

For today’s liturgical readings, visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ page.

Accountability

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.

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.

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

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Your Church at Work

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