From the Archbishop

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Easter; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

When I meet and speak with our seminarians, I often ask what inspired them to respond to God’s call to priesthood. Often, they tell me, they were inspired by their own parish priests.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

Taking into consideration the Governor’s guidance, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has begun to plan for the re-opening of our churches.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Easter Sunday; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

Let us indeed pray in Jesus’ name for a swift end to this terrible pandemic. But let us also pray that, as this scourge is lifted from us, the contagion of hope, hope in Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, will spread, from person to person, from family to family, from parish to parish, looking...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Holy Saturday; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

How my heart aches that I cannot share these Easter Sacraments with you in person, and how ardently I look forward to the day when we can celebrate them together.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Good Friday; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

Since by his death, Jesus has defeated the forces of sin and death, let us approach God confidently with our needs, and those of our families and our world.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Holy Thursday; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

In times like these, when fear and uncertainty, suffering and death, are all around us, it may be difficult for us to focus on much more than our immediate problems.
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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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