Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By participating in Holy Mass, we not only build up our own spiritual lives, we also contribute to the building up of Christ’s Body, the Church.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week, I had the joy and privilege of ordaining and installing the new Bishop of Wilmington, Bishop William Edward Koenig.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Episcopal Ordination of Bishop William Edward Koenig

On this day of grace and joy, the hearts and prayers of all your friends are with you, as are the hearts and prayers of those whom you will serve in the years ahead.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There was nothing comfortable or clubby about the calling of the Apostles. Jesus dispersed them, sending them out in pairs, to heal the sick and to exercise authority over unclean spirits, and along the way, to preach a message of repentance.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Clare, Essex

How many times a day are we anxious and upset? I certainly feel that way, for example, when I’m facing a difficult decision or when I’m concerned about the health of a priest or a co-worker. Almost no one, including all of us, is exempt from worry and anxiety, and while there are many things...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Order of Malta; Solemn Liturgy of Investiture

So numerous and diverse are the images of the Blessed Virgin Mary that no one can keep track of them all. Some images, of course, have more artistic value than others do.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is never a time when the Church is not tossed to and fro by the upheavals of culture and history and by the weakness of her crew. Wisely did our Lord predict, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world."
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Ordination of Father Scott Kady

In these days rife with challenge, in these days when so many people are agitated, in these days when God’s judgment upon his Church looms large, yes, I need you, Scott, as my helper, and I need you to be one with your fellow presbyters, my co-workers in the truth, with whom I am privileged...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Technical experts speak about the memory capacity of our electronic devices. As we use them day in and day out, we check to see how much memory is left on our computers, laptops, cellphones, and other smart devices.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Knights of Columbus; State Deputies Meeting

Growing up in the 1950’s, I assumed that the Church would never shrink, but instead grow rapidly, as was the case in my hometown, New Albany, Indiana.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Installation of the Supreme Knight, Officers, and State Deputies

It is a joy and privilege for me to preside at this Holy Mass at the end of which the Worthy Supreme Knight will be installed together with the new Supreme Officers, Directors, and State Deputies.
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: Address of the Supreme Chaplain; Knights of Columbus State Deputies Meeting

I am happy to join with you and with our new Supreme Knight as he conducts his first State Deputies Meeting. I have known and worked with our new Supreme Knight for many years and I am grateful for the fidelity, vision, and energy he brings to his new and demanding responsibilities.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Catholic Media Association; Memorial Mass

‘It’s been said many times, many ways’ that the pandemic has disrupted our lives, and has changed forever how we live and work.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Farewell Mass for Monsignor Joseph L. Luca; Corpus Christi

Msgr. Luca, all of us are here to celebrate your priestly ministry and with all our hearts to express our deepest gratitude for your priestly service.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Lord’s Body and Blood; Opening the Year of the Eucharist

If we wholeheartedly believe that, at every Mass, we truly partake in the Lord’s sacrifice of love on Calvary, share in the victory of his Resurrection, and consume his true Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity … then the Eucharist moves from the periphery of our life to the center.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Basilica 200th

John Carroll knew that his new diocese would need a spiritual center, a cathedral, and so he invited his people to contribute what they could to its design and construction.
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