Archbishop Lori Homily

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Funeral of Msgr. Charles Meisel

Just as Monsignor Meisel was a good shepherd for so many years, we now entrust him to Jesus the Good Shepherd, asking the Lord to walk with him “through the valley of darkness” as he journeys from time to eternity, where we are supremely confident, he will hear his heavenly Father say, “Well done, good...
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Archbishop Lori’s Keynote Address: Friends of Catholic Education

First, let me say how good it is to be together. COVID-19 has not yet passed into the history books but your support for Catholic Schools in Frederick County will not waver. I came this evening to express my heartfelt thanks! 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Baptism, we were ‘ordained’ to be a people of self-sacrificing love and service, who are willing to walk in the footsteps of the One who loves us beyond all telling.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Deacon Convocation

In his love for us, Jesus not only provides us with an explanation, but he has also set the stage for you and me to understand the explanation he gives us, as we learn in that brief second reading from the Letter to the Hebrews.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: National Migration Week

Immigration may indeed be a policy problem and a social problem, but human beings are not reducible to the category of “problem” – they are persons!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Often, when we are most powerless and humble, like a little child, God’s light, beauty, innocence shines forth in us!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On this anniversary, we remember our fallen heroes and those who continue to suffer. But let this remembrance prompt us work together to create a more peaceful world, as a community joined to one another in Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Ann Church; Hagerstown, MD

discipleship means following of Christ to the point of being like Christ because we participate, share in his life and teaching, his sacrificial love, his victory.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemn Profession of Sister Jane Clement

Your solemn profession, Sr. Jane Clement, takes place on this beautiful feast when the Church lifts her voice in praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary at her birth, this daughter of Abraham foreknown and chosen by the Triune God to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word of God, our Savior Jesus Christ.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Pius X

In Baptism, the Lord does for us what he did for the man we met in today’s Gospel. He opens our ears and looses our tongues!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit; St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore

Notice how Jesus resolutely found time to withdraw from the crowds to pray… that is what Jesus did whenever he retreated to a deserted place, even though the crowds were pressing in upon him. Therefore, pray resolutely!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Fr. Andrew Aaron

The pastor’s role is to set the stage for that encounter and to bring it about in the lives of each of his parishioners and in the parish community as a whole, encounters with the living Christ, encounters that are powerful and transformative, encounters that free us up to become the persons and community God...
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