From the Archbishop

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Installation of the Ministry of Lector and Acolyte; St. John the Evangelist, Westminster

At the heart of our faith and at the heart of the priesthood are Word and Sacrament: the revealed Word of God as taught and transmitted to us by the Church, and those sacramental signs through which God sanctifies and forms his people, the pinnacle of which is the Most Blessed Eucharist. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Fr. Rich Gray

When, as a parish family, we are united in love of God and love of one another, then our love overflows beyond the walls of the Church, out into the community.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

... we must be wary when everything in our society is politicized … when politics becomes not only bitter but indeed all-consuming, and when every societal problem occasions partisan bickering but no solutions.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Centenary of the birth of Cardinal Hickey

Cardinal Hickey was a person of strong convictions and drive – but it was never about himself or his ambitions – always about the Church and others.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Fr. Josh Laws as Pastor

Jesus addresses his parable to us, 21st century Catholics, living, working, and worshipping in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He is warning us: “Don’t let this happen to you!” In other words, we must not repeat in our times and in our lives the folly of those tenants who rejected the prophets and even the Son...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pastoral Staff Day

How greatly this witness of love is needed in an era of bitter division. The divisions that are rampant in our culture also affect our Church.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our Church we must avoid all forms of smugness, every form of divisiveness, every pretension of being better or more intelligent than others, but instead, walk humbly with our God and with one another in love, recognizing, together, that in God’s will is our peace. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Marian Rosary Congress

Just as Mary drew close to that couple in Cana in their hour of need, so too Mary draws close to us in our needs, both spiritual and material, and all of us, dear friends, have experienced Mary’s maternal love as we struggle to make our way through this “valley of tears”.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When we labor generously and lovingly for the Lord and for one another, without counting the cost and without imagining that we are earning our reward, then it is that the Kingdom of God has dawned upon us!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Chrism Mass; Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Had we gathered for the Chrism Mass during Holy Week, we would have heard Jesus announce to the people of Nazareth the mission which God the Father had entrusted to him.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Like Dr. King and like St. Peter Claver we must be resolute in rooting out racism and we must never mistake God’s mercy and a spirit of forgiveness as a cover or as an excuse for the prolongation of racism.
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