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 Year of the Eucharist was developed by Archbishop William Lori to help us as we move along our path of life and offer us concrete ways to connect with the Lord and experience his never-ending light.
We invite you to join us this year to make that space that may have developed between you and the Lord much smaller, to enliven your relationship with Him and to reconnect or connect with his grace in a way you may never have experienced before. Learn more here.
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.
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.
Gerard Manley Hopkins is recognized as one of the most beloved poets of the 19th century. Hopkins grew up in the Anglican Church in England and later converted to Catholicism and became a Jesuit priest. Catharine Randall discusses her new book, “A Heart Lost in Wonder: The Life and Faith of Gerard Manley Hopkins.” Listen below.
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 Matthew DeFusco of St. Margaret in Bel Air. For more homilies, click here.