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A Light Brightly Visible 2.0

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 Path to Racial Justice

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.

Lent

Visit our Lenten page for resources to help celebrate the 40 days of Lent. You’ll find our fish fry directory, spiritual guides, reflections, a guide to making a confession, links to listen to Lenten hymns, articles about Lent and much more. 

Click here

 

Safe Haven Sunday

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

 

Year of St. Joseph

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

 

Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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. 

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Catholic Review Radio

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.

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 our featured homily from Father Edward Hendricks, pastor of Divine Mercy in Western Maryland. For more homilies, click here.

Podcasts from the Department of Evangelization

How We Grieve asks questions that are helpful to those experiencing loss and friends and family who want to comfort them.

Listen here.

Minivans to Mass explores how we can form families of missionary disciples and how we can make our parishes more family-friendly.

Listen here

Submit events to mail@CatholicReview.org

TODAY'S READINGS

For today’s liturgical readings, visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ page.

Accountability

Repentance,  Reform and  Renewal

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

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.  

 

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

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

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has 153 parishes and missions located in nine counties and the City of Baltimore.

Click here to go to Parish Directory Page

Find a School

Every Catholic school in the Archdiocese provides academic excellence and quality programs in a faith-based environment.

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Your Church at Work

To view “Your Church at Work,” click here