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 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.
Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore are encouraged to use the weekend of March 13-14 to raise awareness about the evil of pornography and to offer pathways for formation, hope and healing.
For pastoral resources to help individuals, married couples and families protect themselves from pornography or to find help in breaking free from addiction, click 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.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is continuously consulting with pastors, lay leaders, state and health officials and others to make sure our parishes, schools and other facilities are safe spaces during the coronavirus pandemic. For the most up-to-date guidelines on our policies, click the links to the right. Additional resources are below.
Dr. Mark Giszczak, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture with the Denver-based Augustine Institute, speaks about the differing approaches scholars have taken to translating the Bible over the centuries. 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 Erik Arnold, pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park. For more homilies, click here.