Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 1st Sunday in Lent

Have you ever begun to write an essay – and after a page or two decided that you were on the wrong track?
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Patrick Church

This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. What better time for us to approach Jesus, with humility and love, to seek his healing touch, especially by worthily sharing in the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time; SEEK Conference

Let us be clear, the Lord has already sought you out and called you.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

We must seek to be the Lord’s disciples, rather than independent contractors. We are the stewards of what God has given us, not the owners.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

At a time when authority in just about every sector of life is under scrutiny, let us ask the Holy Spirit to inspire and strength us to follow Jesus in his obedience of the Father and in his authority over the forces of evil.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Vigil for Life – Closing Mass

Eucharistic Adoration, followed by the celebration of Holy Mass, is like a school that forms and equips us to place our humanity at the service of the least of these, the tiniest of human beings and the most vulnerable of all. Gazing upon the Lord in his Eucharistic smallness, our minds and hearts are prepared to exercise a preferential...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; “Life is Beautiful” Mass

And so, it is a courageous and beautiful exercise of our freedom of expression to proclaim to those in power and to our fellow citizens that life itself is beautiful, and that, therefore, as a nation, we need to repent of the destruction of the unborn.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; Sunday of the Word of God

As we listen to the voice of Christ and sense his presence in the Scriptures, we too can experience the power of God’s Word that propelled Jonah to preach and we too can be convinced to repent as did the residents of Nineveh.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Joan of Arc

...it is only when we remain in the Lord and with the Lord, that we truly discover how we are truly called to advance the Kingdom of God on earth, his Kingdom of justice, love, and peace.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Day of Prayer and Penance for Peace in the United States of America

Through our prayers, our good example and our reasoned and compassionate involvement, we need to bring our country to the Lord Jesus for forgiveness, healing and renewal. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: The Baptism of Our Lord

If more us, who are disciples of the Lord and members of the Church would personify the values of the Gospel in our own lives, and then bring those same values into the public square, I am confident, that our democracy would not only survive but flourish.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 200th Anniversary of the Death of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

It seems to me that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is a patron to whom we can all relate, and if you want my opinion, next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, she is an ideal patron for the Church in the United States!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Epiphany Sunday

On this Epiphany Sunday, may we join together in praying that the light which attracted the Magi from afar may now shine brightly on the Church’s face, so that many who are far from the LORD and the Church will be attracted to him by us and by the witness of our lives.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Holy Family Sunday

In an age when people find long-term commitment difficult, I think of Mom and Dad. When they were married in 1947, little did they know what their wedding vows would mean in practical terms: “to love one another in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Christmas 2020

Throughout this past difficult year, when the usual props in our lives were kicked out from under us, we may have found ourselves wondering more profoundly about the meaning of life and the purpose of our existence. If we took time to pray and to reflect, we may have discovered, without leaving home, something vaster,...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Fourth Sunday of Advent

An old Christmas song tells us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. For many of you, Christmas is indeed a wonderful time of year, especially if you have children and grandchildren. Many of us enjoy Christmas concerts, lessons and carols, holiday parties and gatherings, along with shopping, gift-giving and much more. But, of...
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