Celebrate with Pope Francis

Send your prayers and reflections to the Holy Father

Archbishop William E. Lori will present a “spiritual bouquet,” a book of prayers and reflections from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, to Pope Francis in celebration of his five decades as a priest.  

Accountability

Repentance,  Reform and  Renewal

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

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I Give Catholic Campaign

Nearly 40 U.S. dioceses sign up to participate in #GivingTuesday Dec. 3

Thirty-nine U.S. archdioceses and dioceses plan to participate in this year's #iGiveCatholic online giving day Dec. 3 to raise funds for 3,600 Catholic organizations.
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Ahead of 2020 election, campaign stresses why civility important

Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue.
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U.S. church leaders pray for peace as religious heads meet in Lebanon

The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus offered their "prayerful solidarity" to the Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon as Iraq and Lebanon experience protests against...
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Movie Review: ‘Playing With Fire’

If your folks warned you against "Playing With Fire" (Paramount), their advice was sound. Though generally harmless, this comedy is so painfully unfunny, it's almost fascinating.
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Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said.
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Planned pro-life pregnancy center in downtown Baltimore gets boost

A long-anticipated project to convert a dilapidated building into a pro-life pregnancy resource center right next to Planned Parenthood in downtown Baltimore is getting new life after stalling for more...
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FROM THE ARCHBISHOP

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! 

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FEATURED VIDEO

Building job-readiness skills

In October 2015, Catholic Charities, in collaboration with National Center for Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA), formed a partnership to create a new General Services/Automotive Technician program.

The goal of the program is to inspire hope and increase self-sufficiency for people in need, as well as bridge the gap in rising unemployment throughout the city. The program is housed at St. Edward’s Church in Baltimore.

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Catholic Baltimore

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

Greg Erlandson provides a preview of the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. John Romanowsky and Craig Gould discuss the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Congress.

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 T. Austin Murphy Jr., pastor of Christ the King in Glen Burnie.

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

 

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Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

TODAY'S READINGS

“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it  is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”

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Reaching out

Nevin Hall

Nevin Hall, a lifelong parishioner of New All Saints and a former altar server, is bringing new ideas and energy to his parish’s men’s club.

He was the driving force behind the club’s recent winter clothing drive benefiting children from economically disadvantaged families at the local public school. He also gave the organization a social media presence and has ideas for reaching out to young adults. 

“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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More Faces of Faith

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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Mercy High School alumna lives her Catholic faith by teaching others

One of the most important lessons of Christianity that Becky Egan Hogg tries to convey to her religion students at Mercy High School in Baltimore is God’s unconditional love.
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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

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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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When you give to the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries, you're helping to bring the Gospel to our community. Please give generously today.