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Catholic Baltimore

“Catholic Baltimore” is a weekly radio program hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and airing at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Sunday on WCBM-680 AM. 

Archbishop William E. Lori was our most recent guest, discussing his latest pastoral letter. Listen below. For more broadcasts, click here.

Featured Homily

Priests and deacons throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide wonderful spiritual insights through their homilies.

This week’s featured homilist is Father T. Austin Murphy Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Hope in Dundalk and St. Luke in Edgemere. Click here to listen to his homily, and click here to listen to other homilists and podcasts in the archdiocese.

 

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PASTORAL LETTER

Archbishop William E. Lori discusses his second pastoral letter, “The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Principles of Nonviolence.”

The archbishop sees the letter as a pastoral tool in parishes and a springboard for preaching about racism and Dr. King’s principles of nonviolent direct action. 

“A change of heart spurs you to act differently,” he said, “and to act in a positive way to achieve the good.”

Lent 2018

During Lent, which began Feb. 14 on Ash Wednesday, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer, to service by giving alms and to sacrifice self-control through fasting.

Journey through the season with a daily inspiration calendar from the USCCB and find suggestions for daily reading, reflection and prayer.

'Don't give up'

Corey Dregier

Despite brutal twin diagnoses of Lyme disease and brain cancer, 26-year-old Corey Dregier maintains a positive attitude and zest for life.

A parishioner of St. Francis de Sales in Abindgon who plays the drums for his church’s contemporary music group, Dregier said new worlds have been open to him after illness took away his dream of playing ice hockey for a top-notch collegiate program. 

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More 'Faces of Faith'

Trusting in Divine Providence

“Whenever you feel down or if you feel like you don’t have anyone, you always have God,” said Melanie Cabo, a student at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. “He’s there for you.”
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Young adult’s vibrant faith makes an impact at Cockeysville parish

“I’ve heard that some young people here call her ‘Mama.’ This gives me great joy to have someone in our parish with such great impact on young adults,” Father Osorio said.
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Outreach fueled by faith

Several years after Brian Gracie began raising funds to support the Franciscan Center’s emergency assistance programs for impoverished people in Baltimore, a member of his own family found himself in need of those very services.
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Second Sunday of Lent

TODAY'S READINGS

“Rabbi, it is good that we are here!”

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We are called to be a light brightly visible, not to proclaim ourselves but to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5).”
– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Archbishop William E. Lori greets the faithful following an Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 14 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Baltimore

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

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Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

To view the 2017 Annual Report, click here

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.
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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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