Archbishop Lori Homily

Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Rite of Election 2018

We give thanks that Spirit of God has touched your hearts. I warmly thank your sponsors even as I ask them to model what it means to follow Christ as members of the Church.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – On the Recent Pastoral Letter and Racism; 1st Sunday of Lent

Years ago, the Second Vatican Council taught that “the future of humanity lies in the hands of those who are strong enough to provide coming generations with reason for living and hoping.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Talk – Reflections on Nostra Aetate; Chevrei Tzedek Synagogue

Inspired by Nostra Aetate, I’d like to say a word about our local situation. We just concluded one of the most violent years in the Baltimore’s history and we are all keenly aware of the heartrending problems that beset our city.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Friday after Ash Wednesday

During these days of the Mid-Atlantic Congress, I hope you are being inspired, energized, encouraged, and informed by the speakers, workshops, interactions with peers, dialogues and discussions, and an amazing array of publications and resources.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Ash Wednesday 2018

This year Ash Wednesday has a lot of competition. One is the Winter Olympics and the other is, of course, Valentine’s Day. In fact, a parishioner said to me, “You’re out of luck this year,” Archbishop! I don’t think many people will pay attention to Ash Wednesday. The competition’s just too stiff.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Knights of Columbus Board Meeting

Having touched our lives with the joy of the Gospel, Jesus invites us, as he invited the apostles, to join him in his missionary journeys. As followers of Jesus, as members of the Church, as members of our beloved Order, we are called to work side-by-side with the Church’s pastors – in seeking to spread...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Feast of St. Blaise; Knights of Columbus Board Meeting

Our deeds of service may indeed open the hearts of others to Christ and the Church and surely we should aim to do just that in all our charities. Yet, there is something deeper – when we’re giving coats to inner-city kids, we’re offering them also the love, affection, and respect of Jesus for the...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Feast of the Presentation; Knights of Columbus Board Meeting

As baptized members of the Church we are called to brighten it with our holiness. As members of the Knights of Columbus family, we united in brightening the Church with the holiness of charity on a massive scale and assist the Church in its world-wide mission of being that lampstand upon which and from which...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Bon Secours 50th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

In the rough and tumble of daily life, it can be difficult to pray and discern deeply, to see the larger picture, to sort out priorities, to discern the path ahead.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As we put our trust in Jesus, as we trust in his teaching and open or hearts to him in love, something wonderful happens. Our hearts, our minds, our lives are transformed by the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit. No longer are our lives driven by fear, anxiety, or self-centeredness.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Life

Let us think of Isaiah and of John the Baptist our Patron who were called in their mother’s womb to announce the coming of the Lord. Thus Isaiah proclaims: “The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.” 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

And to be a follower of Jesus means we’ve opened our minds and hearts to his love; it means we seek to live in the Lord’s presence, under his loving gaze, and allow him to redeem and transform our lives completely and to fill us with a grace, a peace, and joy the world cannot...
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