Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Christmas 2019

On this feast of Christmas, and in the year ahead, we should ask our newborn Savior, ‘the light of the world,’ who ‘enlightens everyone coming into the world’ (Jn. 8:12;1:9 ), to bring the eyes of our soul clearly into focus, indeed, 20/20 focus.
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Archbishop Lori’s 2019 Christmas Message

As we gather with our family and friends this Christmas season to celebrate the blessed birth of our Savior, let us be mindful of our privilege as Christians to care for the poor, the downtrodden and all those subjected to isolation and neglect. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent; Sacred Heart of Mary

When our faith, our hope, our love – and our joy – are palpable, visible, real – then the questions from those who doubt or have turned away will come to us, and then we will be able to share the reasons of our hope – the hope that springs up afresh each year, on...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Thursday, 3rd Week of Advent; “Zechariah’s Advent”

If we step back for a moment, we might wonder if it were fair that Zechariah would lose his powers of speech and hearing simply because he entered a very reasonable doubt, a healthy skepticism.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Tuesday, 3rd Week of Advent; Order of Malta, Federal Association, Baltimore Area

But these four weeks are not merely an abridged version of ancient Jewish history. Rather, this is a time when we re-live the events of salvation history, a time when we make our own the hopes and fears and longings of the Chosen People, represented by those named in Matthew’s genealogy.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Malta Evening of Recollection; “The Advent Virtue of Patience”

By praying for and working to attain the virtue of patience, we derive one another benefit: we never take our Lord for granted. Rather, we begin to get some idea of his patience toward us and as we do so, we open our hearts more widely to him, at Christmas and throughout the year.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Monday, 3rd Week of Advent; Seminarians’ Advent/Christmas Gathering

This is also why we should make use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Advent, remembering as we do so, that the Lord exercises his dominion of our weakness not as the world exercises power but rather as a gentle shepherd, the one whose love is stronger than sin and more powerful than death. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete); Installation of Fr. T. Austin Murphy

But in calling us to rejoice St. Paul doesn’t imagine that we live in a trouble-free world. No, the joy to which he calls us is deeper, more beautiful, and more enduring than the momentary joy of pleasure or success or even the avoidance of suffering.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration [Español]

Queridos hermanos y hermanas de la comunidad de Cristo Rey y feligreses de la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore, Es un privilegio para mi poder acompañarles hoy en esta celebración a la morenita, la dulce Virgen de Guadalupe, esa madre que nos acoge siempre en su Santo manto, en su tilma.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration [English]

Now more than ever, I invite you to make room in our hearts to receive those who are overwhelmed, desperate, and helpless.
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Supreme joy and a divine gift

Those who possess true joy are not deterred by their problems, by distress or by deprivation – their own or that of others.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 2nd Sunday of Advent; Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

Father Michael was a dedicated and hard-working priest with a good heart. Perhaps more than any of us really knew, he gave of himself to this parish family wholeheartedly.
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