Archbishop’s Ministry

Bishops hear pain, hope at racism listening session in Baltimore

Participants in a racism listening session sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 29 brought a variety of experiences to the attention of Baltimore’s bishops and an audience of more than 250.
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Archbishop Lori joins brother bishops in condemning Poway synagogue shooting

“The April 27 shooting at a synagogue in California was a terrible act of hatred and violence," said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori.
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Archbishop Lori lauds West Virginia diocese’s Catholic Charities center for affirming ‘human dignity’

From the minute he walked into the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling, Archbishop William E. Lori said he could "sense not only services and good things being done for people with needs, but a sense of welcome."
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West Virginia diocese responds to suit, ‘steadfastly’ affirms child protection policy

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is addressing a lawsuit filed by the state "with utmost seriousness," while "steadfastly affirming" the diocese's rigorous child protection standards, said the diocese's apostolic administrator, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori.
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Archbishop Lori commends State Senate for defeating physician-assisted suicide

Archbishop William E. Lori commended the Maryland State Senate for defeating what he called a “deeply-flawed” bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Maryland.
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Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Maryland conference elicits emotion, inspires action

More than 800 men participated in this year's Catholic Men's Fellowship conference at St. Joseph in Fullerton.
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West Virginia’s attorney general files suit against diocese, bishop

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston "strongly and unconditionally" rejects the state attorney general's assertion that "the diocese is not wholly committed to the protection of children."
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Increased urgency accompanies annual Maryland March for Life

The Maryland March for Life took on added urgency, as the General Assembly considers legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
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Applications open for Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

In re-establishing an Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archbishop William E. Lori hopes the new group of lay advisers will be guided by the Holy Spirit and will help the Archdiocese of Baltimore evaluate “what are we doing right, what are we doing wrong, what have we not thought about,” according to Mary Ellen Russell, director of...
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Hundreds of Catholics visit state legislators

Catholics from throughout Maryland gathered in Annapolis Feb. 21 to learn about legislative issues and meet their lawmakers during an event sponsored by the Maryland Catholic Conference.
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Archbishop Lori supports Knights of Columbus novena underway to pray for success of Vatican summit

In response to the Vatican's summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, with Pope Francis and almost 190 church leaders from around the world gathered together Feb. 21-24, Anderson and Archbishop Lori urged their brother Knights and their families to set aside time over a nine-day period to say a "Novena for...
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