Archbishop’s Ministry

Maryland bishops call for action against racism

The bishops who make up the governing board of the Maryland Catholic Conference released a statement June 15 that recalls “our own Church’s past sins and failings and admit to them freely.”
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New Baltimore auxiliary bishop wanted to be a ‘frontier priest’

Redemptorist Father Bruce Lewandowski was surprised June 1 by a call from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio – the pope’s representative in the United States – relating that Pope Francis had selected the pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Parish in Highlandtown as the archdiocese’s new auxiliary bishop. The appointment was announced...
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El nuevo obispo auxiliar quería ser un ‘sacerdote de la frontera’

El padre redentorista Bruce Lewandowski se dirigía al cementerio el 1 de junio para un servicio junto a la tumba cuando recibió una llamada de un número que no reconoció.
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El Papa nombra al Redentorista como nuevo obispo auxiliar de Baltimore

El Papa Francisco nombró al Padre Redentorista Bruce A. Lewandowski como un nuevo obispo auxiliar de Baltimore. El anuncio fue publicado el 10 de junio por el Arzobispo Christophe Pierre, nuncio apostólico en los Estados Unidos. El obispo designado ha servido desde 2015 como pastor de la parroquia Sacred Heart of Jesus / Sagrado Corazón...
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Pope names Highlandtown Redemptorist as new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Pope Francis named Redemptorist Father Bruce A. Lewandowski as a new auxiliary bishop of Baltimore. The announcement was publicized June 10 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
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Archbishop Lori offers invocation at ‘Protest with a Purpose’

The archbishop prayed for the Holy Spirit to consume racism and the conditions that led to the deaths of Floyd, Gray, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others around the nation.
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Baltimore faith leaders call for peace and unity

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori joined faith leaders from across the city June 3 to pray for peace and healing after more than a week of nationwide protests and unrest in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers.
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Archbishop Lori calls Knights founder a ‘visionary leader’ as miracle approved for beatification

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori felt “great joy” when he heard the news that Pope Francis had accepted a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
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Archbishop Hebda, Archbishop Lori express sadness over death of George Floyd

"The sadness and pain are intense," Archbishop Hebda said of the circumstances surrounding the May 25 death of George Floyd.
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Parishes plan for reopening

The Archdiocese of Baltimore started Phase I of its reopening plan May 15, allowing churches to be open for private prayer and adoration. Parishes may offer the sacraments of reconciliation and baptism, and funeral and wedding Masses may be held with a limit of 10 attendees.
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An update from Archbishop Lori on plans for reopening

Archbishop William E. Lori provides an update on plans for reopening parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore develops plans for reopening

Anticipating the day when the functions of the church can be reopened to the public in a gradual way that protects the health of the general population, leaders of the Archdiocese of Baltimore are developing post-quarantine guidelines and protocols regarding liturgy, the sacraments and related concerns.
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