January 13, 2019

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Vespers, Baptism of the Lord, Priestly Renewal

Whether we like it or not, we are undergoing a baptism of fire. These days the Church and its leadership are under intense scrutiny and even if some of the initial anger of our parishioners has cooled, you and I know that it smolders just beneath the surface.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Baptism of the Lord, “Life is Beautiful” Mass

This is why Jesus was plunged into the waters of the Jordan: not because he needed to be saved from sin but rather to save us from our sins; to redeem us from the disfigurement that sin inflicts upon our souls; and to clothe our humanity with the glorious mantle of immorality and divine life.
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