Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Bl. Michael McGivney

Blessed Michael Joseph McGivney – a priest of the Beatitudes. If ever a proposition were easy to demonstrate, it has to be that one.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Our sharing in Jesus’ victory over sin and death should bring us hope and joy, no matter how difficult or challenging the times may be.
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: Final Remarks; Knights of Columbus Mid-Year Meeting

As this important Mid-Year meeting comes to its conclusion, we are on the cusp of celebrating the Feast of Christ the King. If ever this feast day were more welcome and necessary, the year 2020 has to be it!
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: State Deputies Meeting; Knights of Columbus

As this important meeting proceeds, dear brother Knights, please consider the importance of the beatification of our founder.
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Archbishop Lori Comments: 200th Anniversary of the Diocese of Richmond; Greetings from the Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore

As the Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore, I am honored and delighted to join with the clergy, religious, and laity of the Premier See in offering heartfelt greetings and warmest congratulations to the Diocese of Richmond as you celebrate your 200th anniversary. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Friday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time

At some point in my life, I began meeting regularly with auditors, and along the way, learned about GAAP accounting – GAAP being an acronym for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, a kind of gold-standard in the accounting industry. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of All Saints; Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Bl. Michael McGivney

In this liturgy, we celebrate the holy ones who have been beatified and canonized, including those whose names we know and with whose histories we are familiar.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Installation of the Ministry of Lector and Acolyte; St. John the Evangelist, Westminster

At the heart of our faith and at the heart of the priesthood are Word and Sacrament: the revealed Word of God as taught and transmitted to us by the Church, and those sacramental signs through which God sanctifies and forms his people, the pinnacle of which is the Most Blessed Eucharist. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Fr. Rich Gray

When, as a parish family, we are united in love of God and love of one another, then our love overflows beyond the walls of the Church, out into the community.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Maryland Women’s Conference; “Mary, Cause of Our Joy”

There is no better way to experience the joy Mary imparts to our souls than by praying the Rosary every day.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

... we must be wary when everything in our society is politicized … when politics becomes not only bitter but indeed all-consuming, and when every societal problem occasions partisan bickering but no solutions.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Centenary of the birth of Cardinal Hickey

Cardinal Hickey was a person of strong convictions and drive – but it was never about himself or his ambitions – always about the Church and others.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Installation of Fr. Josh Laws as Pastor

Jesus addresses his parable to us, 21st century Catholics, living, working, and worshipping in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He is warning us: “Don’t let this happen to you!” In other words, we must not repeat in our times and in our lives the folly of those tenants who rejected the prophets and even the Son...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pastoral Staff Day

How greatly this witness of love is needed in an era of bitter division. The divisions that are rampant in our culture also affect our Church.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our Church we must avoid all forms of smugness, every form of divisiveness, every pretension of being better or more intelligent than others, but instead, walk humbly with our God and with one another in love, recognizing, together, that in God’s will is our peace. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Marian Rosary Congress

Just as Mary drew close to that couple in Cana in their hour of need, so too Mary draws close to us in our needs, both spiritual and material, and all of us, dear friends, have experienced Mary’s maternal love as we struggle to make our way through this “valley of tears”.
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