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Sunday Mass – Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

A livestream of the 11 a.m. Mass with Archbishop William E. Lori is featured here every Sunday. 

Lent 2020

Lent is a time of prayer and penance in preparation for Easter. For information about parish events, fish frys, Lenten resources, news stories, videos, spiritual meditations, the Archdiocesan Day of Reconciliation and much more, click the button below. 

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Why must churches close and other coronavirus questions answered

The Archdiocese of Baltimore provides this list to answer some of the common questions regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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Archbishop Blair advises cellphones cannot be used to administer sacraments

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Priest who died from virus called ‘great missionary among us’

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn March 28 announced the death of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who died the evening before from COVID-19.
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As people are ordered to stay home, pope calls for help for homeless

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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.  

 

Accountability

Repentance,  Reform and  Renewal

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

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BOOST

The Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program is a state of Maryland program that empowers low-income families to choose the best educational option for their children. BOOST has made Maryland a pioneer in narrowing the achievement gap for low-income students. Since enacted in 2016, the program has provided more than 10,000 scholarships to students low-income families and has proven to help those students thrive in school.

Catholic Baltimore

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

This week’s guests are Nicole Abisinio, author of “Pure Power: A Spiritual Workout to Help You Break Free of Sexual Sin or Avoid It in the First Place” and Sulpician Father David Thayer, an expert on the French School of Spirituality.

 

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 James Boric, rector of the Baltimore Basilica. 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

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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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

TODAY'S READINGS

“If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.”

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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! 

A Response to the Netflix Series, "The Keepers"

Promise to Protect and Promote Healing

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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)

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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.

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