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Archbishop Announces Completion of Preliminary Investigation of Allegations Against Bishop Michael Bransfield, Imposes Ministerial Restrictions on Bishop Bransfield and Former Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J.

For Immediate Release Monday, March 11, 2019 On September 13, 2018, the Holy See announced the retirement of Michael J. Bransfield as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia and appointed Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori as Apostolic Administrator of Wheeling-Charleston, with a mandate to conduct a preliminary investigation into allegations of sexual...
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Statement on Dismissal from the Clerical State of Theodore McCarrick

“On this unprecedented day in the life of our Church, I remain in prayerful solidarity with our Holy Father, whose decision to dismiss Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state demonstrates the Pope’s willingness to hold accountable one who would harm a child, regardless of rank.
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Archdiocese Joins Diocese of Covington in Commending High School Students Exonerated in Independent Investigation into Incident in Washington, D.C.

Citing the public release today by the Diocese of Covington of the Final Investigative Report into the January 18th incident at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Archdiocese of Baltimore joins Bishop Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington, in expressing its support for the students of Covington Catholic High School.
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Statement on March for Life Incident

The annual March for Life is a magnificent affirmation of the value and dignity of human life. It is especially wonderful that so many young people from all around the nation participate in this March and the Archdiocese of Baltimore applauds them for doing so.
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Archbishop Releases Major Pastoral Document Encouraging Catholics to Bridge Racial Divides in Today’s Society; Acknowledges Catholic Church’s Historical Role in Slavery

Citing persistent attitudes and systemic instances of racism in society today, particularly in areas such as the criminal justice system, employment, healthcare and education, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori has today released a landmark pastoral document, “The Journey to Racial Justice.”  Coinciding with the national holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
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Archdiocese of Baltimore clarifies statement on March for Life confrontation

The Archdiocese of Baltimore wishes to clarify its message condemning what was widely reported as disrespect toward a Native American elder during the March for Life in Washington, D.C. We reiterate our condemnation of disrespect and denigration toward any person or group based on the color of their skin, their religious or ethnic heritage, or...
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Archbishop Lori Announces Measures to Combat Sexual Abuse Crisis, Hold Local Bishops Accountable

In a meeting with members of the media earlier today, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore announced that the Archdiocese of Baltimore has implemented a new third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse and misconduct against him and his brother bishops.
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Christmas Mass Schedules for Cathedral and Basilica

For Immediate Release Friday, December 21, 2018 BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Cathedral & Mulberry Streets) Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve  4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., Midnight Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. (Archbishop Lori, Celebrant) CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN (5200 N. Charles Street) Monday, December...
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Archbishop Lori to Distribute 2,500 New Winter Coats, Polo Shirts and Sweaters to Baltimore Children in Park Heights Saturday

Saturday, December 8th, at 9 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4502 Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, and local members of the Knights of Columbus will hand out 1,000 new winter coats, 1,000 polo shirts and 500 sweaters to Baltimore children. 
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Though Delayed Nationally, Code of Conduct for Bishops and Plans for Independent Reporting of Allegations against Bishops in Place in Archdiocese

Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, issued the following statement after the announcement by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, that the Vatican requested there be no vote by the Bishops on the proposed measures of episcopal accountability at the Bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore.
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Chaplain at Frederick County Catholic High School Accused of Committing Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Virginia in the 1970s Removed from Ministry

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has removed the priestly faculties of a part-time chaplain at St. John’s Catholic Prep, an independent Catholic high school in Frederick County, after learning the priest has recently been accused of committing child sexual abuse in Manassas, Virginia, in the 1970s. 
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Archdiocesan CFO Tapped for Position with Cincinnati-Based Catholic Evangelization Company

Baltimore, MD, October 9, 2018 – William J. Baird III, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Management Services for the Archdiocese of Baltimore since 2010, has announced that he will leave the position next month to assume the position of Dynamic Parish Consultant for the Dynamic Catholic Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dynamic Catholic Institute provides...
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