Archbishop Lori Announces Measures to Combat Sexual Abuse Crisis, Hold Local Bishops Accountable

In a meeting with members of the media earlier today, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore announced that the Archdiocese of Baltimore has implemented a new third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse and misconduct against him and his brother bishops.
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Christmas Mass Schedules for Cathedral and Basilica

For Immediate Release Friday, December 21, 2018 BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Cathedral & Mulberry Streets) Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve  4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., Midnight Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. (Archbishop Lori, Celebrant) CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN (5200 N. Charles Street) Monday, December...
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Bishop Madden to lead Baltimore prayer walk for peace Dec. 10

Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar and auxiliary bishop emeritus of Baltimore, will lead a prayer walk for peace Dec. 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Highlandtown.
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Archbishop Lori to Distribute 2,500 New Winter Coats, Polo Shirts and Sweaters to Baltimore Children in Park Heights Saturday

Saturday, December 8th, at 9 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4502 Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, and local members of the Knights of Columbus will hand out 1,000 new winter coats, 1,000 polo shirts and 500 sweaters to Baltimore children. 
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Though Delayed Nationally, Code of Conduct for Bishops and Plans for Independent Reporting of Allegations against Bishops in Place in Archdiocese

Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, issued the following statement after the announcement by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, that the Vatican requested there be no vote by the Bishops on the proposed measures of episcopal accountability at the Bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore.
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Chaplain at Frederick County Catholic High School Accused of Committing Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Virginia in the 1970s Removed from Ministry

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has removed the priestly faculties of a part-time chaplain at St. John’s Catholic Prep, an independent Catholic high school in Frederick County, after learning the priest has recently been accused of committing child sexual abuse in Manassas, Virginia, in the 1970s. 
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Archdiocesan CFO Tapped for Position with Cincinnati-Based Catholic Evangelization Company

Baltimore, MD, October 9, 2018 – William J. Baird III, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Management Services for the Archdiocese of Baltimore since 2010, has announced that he will leave the position next month to assume the position of Dynamic Parish Consultant for the Dynamic Catholic Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dynamic Catholic Institute provides...
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Archbishop Lori Informs Clergy of Maryland Attorney General’s Review

In a letter sent to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore today, Archbishop William E. Lori informed priests and deacons that the Archdiocese has been in discussions with the Maryland Attorney General about an investigation of records related to the sexual abuse of children.
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Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop William Lori Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Following his acceptance of the letter of resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed Archbishop William E. Lori Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, while remaining Archbishop of Baltimore. The Holy Father further instructed Archbishop Lori to conduct an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults against Bishop Bransfield.
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National Rosary Congress website offers resources

A website devoted to the promotion of Rosary Congresses across the United States is providing resources to parishes, schools and dioceses that wish to host the seven-day period of prayer and reflection.
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Suggested Rosary Congress events for parishes

In observation of the Oct. 7-13 Archdiocese of Baltimore Rosary Congress, the Archdiocese of Baltimore encourages parishes to inform parishioners of events happening at the Baltimore Basilica and to organize their own activities.
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Suggested Rosary Congress events for schools

Here are several suggested ways school children can participate in the Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Congress.
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