Press Release

Archdiocese Advises all Parishes to Close Churches Until Further Notice

Following today’s Executive Order by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Archbishop William E. Lori instructed that all parish churches be closed until further notice.
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La Arquidiócesis aconseja a todas las parroquias que cierren iglesias hasta nuevo aviso

Siguiendo la Orden Ejecutiva de hoy del Gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan, el Arzobispo William E. Lori ordenó que se cerraran todas las iglesias parroquiales hasta nuevo aviso.
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Masses Cancelled in Archdiocese of Baltimore

After receiving an update from State officials late today on the current impact of the COVID-19 virus and acting on the advice of medical professionals, Archbishop William E Lori has determined that to safeguard the well-being the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and to prevent further community spread of the virus, all public Masses...
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“FAITH IN BALTIMORE,” A celebration of Catholic Service and Impact in Baltimore City; Civic Leaders, Corporate and Non-Profit Partners and Heads of Catholic Institutions Gather to Promote Greater Collaboration

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020 On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, and Mr. William J. McCarthy, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, will co-host the first annual Faith in Baltimore celebration,  bringing together government and civic leaders along with the Archdiocese’s business and non-profit partners, and heads of...
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Archbishop Invites Prayers for Peace in Middle East

For Immediate Release Thursday, January 9, 2020 BALTIMORE, MD, – Echoing a statement issued earlier today by Archbishop José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, invited the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to pray...
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A Letter to the Parishioners of St. Agnes/William of York Parishes

For Immediate Release Sunday, December 22, 2019 Dear Parishioners, The Archdiocese has asked to inform you that Father Joseph O’Meara, a retired priest in residence at St. Agnes/St. William of York Parish, has recently been separately accused by three adult women of touching them inappropriately. The Archdiocese has removed Father O’Meara from active ministry and...
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Christmas Mass Schedules for Cathedral and Basilica

For Immediate Release Friday, December 20, 2019 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Cathedral & Mulberry Streets) Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., Midnight Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. (Archbishop Lori, Celebrant) Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (5200 N. Charles Street) Tuesday, December...
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Archdiocese of Baltimore to Host Holiday Party for Poppleton Community Children

For Immediate Release Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Contact: Lauren Robinson 410.547.5369 (office) 443.739.7876 (Cell) Baltimore, MD, December 11, 2019 – The Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools and the Office of Community Affairs, will be hosting a Christmas party for the children of the Poppleton neighborhood on Friday, December 13th, at the University of...
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Allegation Against Chaplain Found to be Unsubstantiated

For Immediate Release Tuesday, December 10, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD- On October 23, 2018, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced that it had removed the faculties of Fr. Michael Kuhn, Y.A., a priest of the Diocese of Fall River who was at that time services as part-time chaplain at St. John’s Catholic Prep, an independent Catholic high...
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Pope Accepts Resignation of Holy Sepulchre Grand Master and Former Archbishop of Baltimore, Edwin Cardinal O’Brien

Today in Rome, Pope Francis announced his acceptance of the resignation of Edwin Cardinal O’Brien as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Cardinal O’Brien previously served as 15th Archbishop of Baltimore from 2007-2012.
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Archdiocese, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Mourn Loss of Longtime Pastor, Father Michael Carrion, Who Died Saturday Unexpectedly at Age 68

Father Michael Carrion, longtime pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Towson, died unexpectedly Saturday at age 68.  Father Carrion, who led the parish for almost 20 years, died of an apparent heart attack. 
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Archbishop Lori to Distribute 1,000 New Winter Coats to Baltimore Children

For Immediate Release Friday, November 15, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD- On Tuesday, November 19th, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, along with local members of the Knights of Columbus will hand out 1,000 new winter coats to Baltimore children in need. The coats will be distributed at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, located at 740 N....
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