Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

In his second letter to the Corinthians and again in his Letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul refers to himself as an “ambassador for Christ”. In other words, Paul spoke to the people as if it were Christ himself, calling them to be reconciled to God and to one another.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

It should be comforting that heroically holy people are also no strangers to fear. Our first reading spoke of the outright persecution the prophet Jeremiah faced.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Corpus Christi; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

It is with special urgency that I once again proclaim the truth about the Eucharist. My appeal to you this Sunday is urgent because far too many Catholics no longer understand the centrality of the Eucharist in their lives...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Trinity Sunday; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

The distinctness and relatedness of the Persons of the Trinity are also in fact an urgent summons from the heart of God to love and respect as equals those whose skin color, language, nationality, politics, and culture differ from our own.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pentecost Sunday; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

With the help of the Spirit, may we detect the infection of racism, not only in our hearts but in our policies, in ways of doing business and decision-making.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Ascension; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

During this pandemic, we have all experienced confinement to one degree or another. Working at home may be convenient but we still want to get out of the house, perhaps to run errands or enjoy a meal or take in a movie.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 6th Sunday of Easter; Live-streamed and Televised Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

During this pandemic, we have encountered a fair share of dubious optimism. Even as we earnestly hope and pray for an end to the COVID-19 crisis, we are cautious when we hear rosy predictions of sudden medical breakthroughs.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 5th Sunday of Easter; Live-streamed Mass (Coronavirus Crisis)

We are called to be a people who offer our lives to God by serving those in need.
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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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