Fear itself

So often in Scripture Jesus says to his followers and to us, “Be not afraid.” He’s not asking us to ignore our problems or neglect our loved ones or deny our feelings. He is inviting us to rise above our feelings of fear, to encounter the greatness and glory of God, and in a spirit...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 5th Sunday of Lent; Live-Streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

Even as we profess with all our heart and soul our faith in the Risen Lord, St. Paul, in his turn, challenges us to demonstrate our faith in Christ, our belief that the new life Christ won for us, even now, is flowing, like a river, through our soul.
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An update from Archbishop Lori

By visiting www.archbalt.org/giving and clicking on the parish giving link, you can contribute directly to your own parish through an easy-to-use, secure portal.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Lent; Live-Streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

The joy of this Sunday in the midst of Lent and our troubles is no ordinary joy, the kind we experience when everything is going our way. No, it’s an extraordinary, life-changing joy, when we finally open the eyes of our heart to the One who is “God from God, light from light, true God...
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Archbishop Lori addresses faithful about pandemic

I know the profound sense of hurt so many of our people are experiencing without the ability to receive our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Lent; Live-Streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

We are united in prayer this Sunday at a moment unprecedented in living memory. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, we are facing a global pandemic, a pandemic that has hit home, here in the State of Maryland.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Institution of Acolytes; Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

By responding in all these ways to your institution as acolytes, may you indeed be, as St. Paul says, “grounded and rooted in love” as you continue your journey towards the diaconate.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Order of Malta; Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Hearing the Lord’s clarion call to repent and believe, we will use these forty days undoing those compartments so that with purity of heart and unalloyed joy we might celebrate and share in the Lord’s victory over sin and death at Easter.
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Forgive us our trespasses

Sin is a wound in the heart of an all-loving God. This should bring home to us the enormity and preciousness of God’s gift of mercy.
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Archbishop Lori’s Talk: Order of Malta; “The Joy of Forgiveness”

My prayer for you and I hope your prayer for me is this: that during the forty days of Lent we will truly experience the joy of being forgiven, a joy that comes from knowing that the Lord’s love is stronger than our sins, that his mercy has the power to dissolve our feelings of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Funeral Homily for My Dad

So my prayer for my earthly Father is that he would enter into the rest of the heavenly Father, where freed from the pangs of sin and death, with every tear wiped away, surrounded by the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints, he would rejoice for ever to see the Thrice Holy...
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Spiritual combat

A badly exaggerated “can-do” attitude is symptomatic of the sin of pride that played such a devastating role at the dawn of human history.
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