Press Release

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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Archbishop Lori Informs Clergy of Maryland Attorney General’s Review

In a letter sent to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore today, Archbishop William E. Lori informed priests and deacons that the Archdiocese has been in discussions with the Maryland Attorney General about an investigation of records related to the sexual abuse of children.
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Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop William Lori Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Following his acceptance of the letter of resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed Archbishop William E. Lori Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, while remaining Archbishop of Baltimore. The Holy Father further instructed Archbishop Lori to conduct an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults against Bishop Bransfield.
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Archdiocese Updates its Online List of Abusive Priests with Names Disclosed in PA Grand Jury Report

Baltimore, MD, September 7, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Baltimore has added 10 names to its list of priests and religious brothers accused of child sexual abuse. The new names are those of priests mentioned in the Pennsylvania grand jury report released Aug. 14 who served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore or were alleged to have...
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Proposed New Baltimore Catholic School to be Named “Mother Mary Lange Catholic School”

Baltimore, MD, September 4, 2018 – On the first day of the new school year, Archbishop William E. Lori announced that the proposed new Baltimore City Catholic elementary school will be named “Mother Mary Lange Catholic School,” in honor of Mary Elizabeth Lange, Foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first religious community of...
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Statement of Archbishop Lori on Accountability of Bishops

Archbishop William E. Lori today issued a statement on the accountability of bishops.
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Statement of Archbishop William E. Lori on the Late Cardinal William H. Keeler and the Report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury

At this difficult time in the life of the Church, we in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are especially saddened and troubled by the news of the late Cardinal William H. Keeler’s failures while serving as Bishop of Harrisburg, one of six dioceses cited in the grand jury report.
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Declaración del Arzobispo William E. Lori sobre el Difunto Cardenal William H. Keeler y el Informe del Gran Jurado de Pensilvania

Nuestros pensamientos deben estar hoy con aquellos que continúan viviendo como sobrevivientes del abuso sexual del clero, especialmente aquellos que están sintiendo un renovado dolor y rabia por la publicación del informe del Gran Jurado de Pensilvania. En este momento difícil en la vida de la Iglesia, nosotros en la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore estamos especialmente...
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Archdiocese of Baltimore announces new superintendent of Catholic schools

Mr. James Sellinger, Chancellor of Education, announced today the appointment of Dr. Donna Hargens, Ed.D. as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Arzobispo dice que la separación de las familias causa trauma, apela a la eliminación de esta política

18 de junio de 2018 El Reverendísimo William E. Lori, Arzobispo de Baltimore, expresó su decepción y profunda preocupación por la separación de familias como resultado de la política de inmigración vigente en los Estados Unidos. “No hay una justificación racional para que un gobierno civilizado separe a niños de sus padres como herramienta para aplicar...
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