From the Archbishop

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Palm Sunday – Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Livestreaming Mass

Let us celebrate Jesus’ triumph by opening our hearts to him in humble praise – for Jesus suffered and died for the forgiveness of sin, not for his sins but for ours; Jesus suffered and died to establish a covenant of love in which we are united through the Eucharist with his heavenly Father and...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 5th Sunday of Lent; Live-Streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

Even as we profess with all our heart and soul our faith in the Risen Lord, St. Paul, in his turn, challenges us to demonstrate our faith in Christ, our belief that the new life Christ won for us, even now, is flowing, like a river, through our soul.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Lent; Live-Streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

The joy of this Sunday in the midst of Lent and our troubles is no ordinary joy, the kind we experience when everything is going our way. No, it’s an extraordinary, life-changing joy, when we finally open the eyes of our heart to the One who is “God from God, light from light, true God...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Lent; Live-Streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

We are united in prayer this Sunday at a moment unprecedented in living memory. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, we are facing a global pandemic, a pandemic that has hit home, here in the State of Maryland.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Institution of Acolytes; Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

By responding in all these ways to your institution as acolytes, may you indeed be, as St. Paul says, “grounded and rooted in love” as you continue your journey towards the diaconate.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Order of Malta; Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Hearing the Lord’s clarion call to repent and believe, we will use these forty days undoing those compartments so that with purity of heart and unalloyed joy we might celebrate and share in the Lord’s victory over sin and death at Easter.
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Archbishop Lori’s Talk: Order of Malta; “The Joy of Forgiveness”

My prayer for you and I hope your prayer for me is this: that during the forty days of Lent we will truly experience the joy of being forgiven, a joy that comes from knowing that the Lord’s love is stronger than our sins, that his mercy has the power to dissolve our feelings of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Funeral Homily for My Dad

So my prayer for my earthly Father is that he would enter into the rest of the heavenly Father, where freed from the pangs of sin and death, with every tear wiped away, surrounded by the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints, he would rejoice for ever to see the Thrice Holy...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time; World Day of the Sick Mass

If, amid sickness, we discern the direction of our lives, and lucidly examine the quality of our interior life, rekindle hope of everlasting life and learn anew the lesson of compassion – then our illness will not be wasted but become a great grace for ourselves and others.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Conclusion of Men’s Conference and Parish Mass at St. Joseph Parish, Half-Way

Scripture challenges us to ask ourselves what do we need to be like to be ready for heaven, to love as Christ did, to love like the great saints, and even the angels.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Votive Mass; Conversion of St. Paul

As I look at Paul on the ground, his eyes overwhelmed by the light, I see more clearly with the passage of years, what ongoing conversion means.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes; Catacombs of St. Sebastian

May I suggest that here at St. Sebastian we seek for the courage we need to be the Lord’s witnesses amid the opposition of the world around us, including, as Pope Francis puts it, the world’s “polite persecutions” and the bloody persecutions of Christians in many parts of the world. 
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