Archbishop’s Ministry

Send your greetings to Pope Francis for his 50th priestly jubilee

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Francis, Archbishop William E. Lori encourages Catholics from throughout the archdiocese to contribute to a special “spiritual bouquet” that the archbishop will present to the pope in December.
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Laguna people are example of perseverance in faith, Archbishop Lori says

The native peoples of the Laguna community in New Mexico are a “living example” of perseverance in faith, Archbishop William E. Lori said Oct. 12 during a Mass at a historic 320-year-old mission church.
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Archbishop Lori participates in Notre Dame expert panel on clergy sex abuse crisis

Archbishop Lori said the numbers of abuse cases are significantly down, “but one case is still too many.” He emphasized that it is necessary always to see the charter and norms not just as policies to be complied with. Rather, he said bishops and their coworkers need to have “a conversion of mind and heart.”
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New pastoral council advising Archbishop Lori meets for the first time

A newly established Archdiocesan Pastoral Council met for the first time Sept. 14 for a formation retreat and orientation about the work of the archdiocese.
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In Baltimore kickoff to speaking tour, Irish abuse survivor says she is disappointed with global reforms

Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on “The Catholic Tipping Point” in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of the Vatican summit on child protection and efforts toward accountability and transparency.
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Bishop Brennan pledges to be ‘good shepherd’ for West Virginia

Noting that he is an “earthen vessel” who sometimes make mistakes, Bishop Mark E. Brennan said he wants to be a “good shepherd” for the people of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
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Archbishop Lori promotes civility in political, church discourse

In a divided country where discussions of politics and religion seem to grow more coarse and discordant by the day, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori challenged his fellow members of the Knights of Columbus to model civility.
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Archbishop among faith leaders asking president for help in building up Baltimore

Archbishop Lori and Bishop Madden were among 11 faith leaders who described President Trump's Tweets about Baltimore as "demeaning and beneath the dignity of a political leader."
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Archbishop Lori: Aspects of episcopal accountability already in place in Baltimore

As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore June 11 for their spring meeting, holding bishops accountable for their own conduct and their actions or inaction in handling clergy sexual abuse of minors was the focus of the morning presentations.
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Archbishop Lori addresses preliminary report on Bishop Michael Bransfield

Archbishop William E. Lori addresses the release of a preliminary report following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties against Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va.
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Archbishop Lori, an ‘early adopter,’ talks about holding bishops accountable on abuse

When it comes to holding himself and other bishops accountable, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is the earliest of early adopters.
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