From the Archbishop

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Vespers, Baptism of the Lord, Priestly Renewal

Whether we like it or not, we are undergoing a baptism of fire. These days the Church and its leadership are under intense scrutiny and even if some of the initial anger of our parishioners has cooled, you and I know that it smolders just beneath the surface.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Baptism of the Lord, “Life is Beautiful” Mass

This is why Jesus was plunged into the waters of the Jordan: not because he needed to be saved from sin but rather to save us from our sins; to redeem us from the disfigurement that sin inflicts upon our souls; and to clothe our humanity with the glorious mantle of immorality and divine life.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Christmas 2018

Even in the most difficult and depressing situations, the light of Christ will shine in us and through us onto the darkness. Then we will become a light to others and a light to our world.
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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Lori

In this season of new beginnings, I humbly ask for your prayers, your patience and continued commitment to our community of faith as we work tirelessly to bring about the authentic renewal of the Church, a task that is both urgent and necessary.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Yes, it has been quite a year, and indeed a difficult year on so many fronts, but as we peer into the crèche and gaze upon the radiant face of the Christ-Child, receiving the Lord into our hearts today and at Christmas, may our eyes of faith see the hope of a new beginning for...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Thursday, Third Week of Advent

Let us not underestimate how many are awaiting our word of consent. So many who are waiting to hear the Good News of salvation. So many who are waiting to be reconciled to God and to the Church. So many who await a word of compassion and the restoration of their dignity. So many who await a word of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pre-Christmas Gathering for Seminarians and Their Families

This evening, I simply want to say, ‘thank you’ – from the bottom of my heart. I want to thank you, the parents, the grandparents, the siblings, lay friends & priests who support and sustain these seminarians of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and this at a very challenging and difficult time in the life of...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Advent

For, amid all the bustle, Gaudete Sunday tells us why and how to rejoice at Christmas. In doing so, the Church doesn’t roll out Santa Claus, it doesn’t tout expensive gifts, and it doesn’t enlist the help of glamorous celebrities to get the message across.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: The Ordination of Robert Katafiasz

Robert, let us regard this joyous day of priestly ordination not as the evening of your life but rather the dawn of a life of priestly service. The reason you requested that this particular Gospel be read at your ordination was precisely because your desire to tend the Lord’s flock, the People of God, to nourish them...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: II Domingo de Adviento y Celebración Guadalupana, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Mis queridos hermanos, celebramos hoy el segundo domingo de Adviento. Nos preparamos con alegría para el nacimiento del Salvador. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Wednesday 1st Week of Advent; Order of Malta Evening of Recollection

In the season of Advent, we await the coming of the Lord – at Christmas to be sure but also at the end of time. Let us not miss the fact that the Lord comes to us daily in his Word and in the Eucharist and in those who need our love.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Advent Evening of Reflection; Baltimore Area, Order of Malta, Federal Association

In the end, what give us such invincible hope? They placed the lifeless body of the Savior in a darkened tomb. Even there the light shone in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. Such a light will cast its saving light even in the most desperate situations created by fallibility, stupidity, and...
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