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.
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.
Erin Younkins, coordinator for outreach and education in the respect life office of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, discusses the prevalence of human trafficking and how Baltimore is one of the largest hubs for this crime. She also shares information about the challenges of social media and what parents should know to protect their children.
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 Edward Hendricks, pastor of Divine Mercy in Western Maryland. For more homilies, click here.