Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass at the Tomb of Saint Peter; 2019 Ad Limina Visit

In these days when we feel buffeted by challenges on every side, in these days when many say that the bottom is dropping out of the Church, our heart should rejoice and our spine should be stiffened as in this place we hear anew the solemn promise of Jesus that the forces of sin and...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe; Knights of Columbus Mid-Year Meeting

Today’s Solemnity, Christ the King of the Universe, is an immense feast, a feast that humbles any homilist who imagines he can master it.
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Archbishop Lori’s Address: “Reading Signs of the Times”; Knights of Columbus Mid-Year Meeting

As you know, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World was one of the principal documents of the Second Vatican Council. Although it was issued more than fifty years ago, it continues to be studied and quoted, not only by scholars and historians, but also by Catholic journalists, homilists, and now, by...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass for Deceased Priests

This evening we remember our brother priests who died in the year just ending, even as we remember in love all our brother priests who have gone home to the Lord in the long, two-hundred and thirty year history of our local Church.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Father Michael Foppiano

Once again, let me say how happy I am to return to St. Mark Parish and to celebrate with you the installation of Father Foppiano as your pastor. He brings to his service among you a priestly heart and a proven track record of generous and effective pastoral service.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: St. Albert the Great; St. John Paul II Seminary

I can't think of a better saint to celebrate with students of the liberal arts and philosophy than Saint Albert the Great. Nor could a daily lectionary reading be more appropriate than today’s selection from the Book of Wisdom. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Archdiocese of Baltimore Red Mass; St. Joseph, Cockeysville

Every year, when we gather for this Red Mass, we honor an outstanding member of the legal profession, someone who has earned the esteem of colleagues and the wider community, and tonight is no exception...
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Scatter the darkness

As the days grow darker, both cosmically and metaphorically, the encouragement of the Holy Spirit shines forth with renewed clarity.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Father Patrick Woods, C.Ss.R.

In this is the most important work of any pastor or priest: to gather in God’s people, to share with them the Lord’s redeeming love, to offer them a place at the Lord’s Eucharistic Table, and to implant in the heart of each one the joy of a Zacchaeus who rejoiced to encounter the Lord,...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time; Monsignor Valenzano Award Mass

Every house needs a foundation and we find that foundation in today’s first reading from the Book of Wisdom where we read how God created the world out the fullness of his love and how he continues to watch over and protect all that he has made, most especially we human beings, who are the...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre; Conferral of Promotions and Memorial Mass

The human memory is a wonderful thing. It enables us not only to recall names and faces and pertinent information, but also to remember the persons and events that we regard as important, if not crucial, for the course our lives have taken.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre – Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy; Ceremony of Investiture and Solemn Eucharistic Liturgy

Just as Mary had conceived the her divine Son in the power of the Spirit and walked with him, even if from afar, as his first and best disciple, so now Mary accompanies the Apostles to the Upper Room where the mission of the Church to spread the Gospel will be quickened by the Spirit...
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