Catholic Review Column: On Our Way

A few days ago, someone asked me, “How do you like being in the Archdiocese of Baltimore so far?” “Well,” I said, “It’s pretty good. The first weekend I went to a horse race and the second was the long Memorial Day weekend. What’s not to like?” Of course that’s not quite the whole story....
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Keynote Address, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Introduction It has now been just over a week since I became the Archbishop of Baltimore, and I find myself surrounded by history there. I live near the Basilica of the Assumption, the oldest cathedral in the U.S. The cornerstone was laid in 1806. The nation’s first bishop, John Carroll, is buried beneath the basilica,...
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Installation Homily

Introduction My thanks to the Cardinals who are with us today and, in a special way, to the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, thank you for representing our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, and please convey to him the sentiments of loving communion of all here today. My greetings and thanks to the many...
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