Archbishop Lori Homily

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter

We must allow the Risen Lord and his Spirit to open our minds to understand Scripture, such that we no longer take our faith for granted but rather journey with the Apostles from fear, to joyful incredulity, to full-fledged, joyful, infectious faith in the Risen Lord.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 2nd Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday

If we love God, we will reject idols; we will not use his name in vain; and, we will be sure to keep the Sabbath holy, i.e., to take part in Sunday Mass. If we love our neighbor, we will respect our parents; treat others with respect; refuse to lie, cheat, or steal; and put...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Easter Sunday 2021

On this feast of his Resurrection, he asks only to encounter us, to speak to us in love, and to remove the stone from our hearts . . . so that, at long last, we emerge from our self-built tombs, stand up straight, and lift our eyes to heaven, for in the Risen Lord our...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Good Friday

Is, then, the Cross, a sign of life or of death? Does it speak of sin or forgiveness? Despair or hope? Is it gruesome or consoling? . . . It is all of these, for any notion of redemption that does not encompass the whole of our humanity does not do justice to the goodness...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Holy Thursday

The Eucharist, the celebration of the Holy Mass, is not merely a nice ritual, something we can take part in when we feel like it, or when we feel the need for it. Rather, it is utterly fundamental to our lives as Catholic Christians.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Chrism Mass

Like your neighbors in Baltimore City and the 9 counties that make up our local church, you have weathered a most difficult year, a year unlike any other in recent memory.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Palm Sunday

Come, let us walk throughout this Week called Holy with the Lord in a triumphal procession that will bring us to the Upper Room for the Last Supper, and all along the way of the Cross that leads to that moment at the center of history when, for our salvation, Christ our King conquered sin...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Funeral Homily for Father Phillip A. Widmann

Fr. Phil expressed this longing for God in his daily prayer, especially the Divine Office, the recitation of the Rosary, and his devotion to the Eucharist.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Fifth Sunday of Lent

A heart that is contrite, a heart that is reconciled, a heart that is renewed – this is the heart that will share fully in Jesus’ hour, this is the heart that will take up its cross and bear the good fruit of the Gospel, this is the heart that will rejoice at Easter with...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Funeral for Lucia Love

It is said that we bring into eternity only what we have given away on earth. If so, Lucia brought with her into eternity a faith that shined brightly because she spent so much of her life sharing it with others.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

Even as we rejoice, however, let us not forget that Lent is still not over. We have two full weeks of Lent ahead of us, followed by Holy Week before we arrive at the full-fledged joy of the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. For most of us, that means there is still a lot of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 100th Anniversary of the Death of Cardinal Gibbons; 3rd Sunday of Lent

This month, the Archdiocese of Baltimore observes the 100th anniversary of the death of James Cardinal Gibbons, the 9th Archbishop of Baltimore.
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