Press Release

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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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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