Archbishop Lori Homily

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Joan of Arc

...it is only when we remain in the Lord and with the Lord, that we truly discover how we are truly called to advance the Kingdom of God on earth, his Kingdom of justice, love, and peace.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Day of Prayer and Penance for Peace in the United States of America

Through our prayers, our good example and our reasoned and compassionate involvement, we need to bring our country to the Lord Jesus for forgiveness, healing and renewal. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: The Baptism of Our Lord

If more us, who are disciples of the Lord and members of the Church would personify the values of the Gospel in our own lives, and then bring those same values into the public square, I am confident, that our democracy would not only survive but flourish.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 200th Anniversary of the Death of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

It seems to me that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is a patron to whom we can all relate, and if you want my opinion, next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, she is an ideal patron for the Church in the United States!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Epiphany Sunday

On this Epiphany Sunday, may we join together in praying that the light which attracted the Magi from afar may now shine brightly on the Church’s face, so that many who are far from the LORD and the Church will be attracted to him by us and by the witness of our lives.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Holy Family Sunday

In an age when people find long-term commitment difficult, I think of Mom and Dad. When they were married in 1947, little did they know what their wedding vows would mean in practical terms: “to love one another in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Christmas 2020

Throughout this past difficult year, when the usual props in our lives were kicked out from under us, we may have found ourselves wondering more profoundly about the meaning of life and the purpose of our existence. If we took time to pray and to reflect, we may have discovered, without leaving home, something vaster,...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Fourth Sunday of Advent

An old Christmas song tells us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. For many of you, Christmas is indeed a wonderful time of year, especially if you have children and grandchildren. Many of us enjoy Christmas concerts, lessons and carols, holiday parties and gatherings, along with shopping, gift-giving and much more. But, of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Third Sunday of Advent

The “comfort and joy” the Lord offers us is not an escape but rather a remedy, a remedy for the soul, a remedy for our heart of hearts.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Second Sunday of Advent

My prayer is that your hearts will be filled with hope and expectation, that hope which does “not disappoint”, for indeed, in this holy season of Advent ‘the love of God is being poured into our hearts abundantly’ (Cf. Rom. 5:5), “as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Second Sunday of Advent; St. Joseph Parish, Sykesville

As we give thanks for the ministry of Father Worgul and celebrate his installation, let us ask, through the loving intercession of Blessed Mary and good St. Joseph the blessing of Almighty God on this parish family, now and in the years ahead.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: First Sunday of Advent

God is calling us, even amid this pandemic, even amid all our troubles, to shake off our torpor, to open our eyes to the gifts he pours out upon us, and to be united in love with one another in the life of Church.
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