Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Holy Family Parish

Indeed, loving God and neighbor truly becomes possible when, as Mother Teresa once said, we “give God permission” – that is to say – when we allow God to enter our busy and distracted lives so as to love us and to heal us. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Filipino Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

I am happy and honored to be a part of this pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. For nearly 400 years, Blessed Mary has watched over sailors and travelers who faced the dangers of the sea as they made their way to and from the Philippines.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Nativity of St. John the Baptist; Patronal Feast Day of the Order of Malta

A voice is a precious thing. It is our primary way of communicating. We employ our voice to express our ideas and emotions, whether in ordinary conversation or in more public forms of speech.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Corpus Christi 2019

Like the early Christian martyrs, the older I become the more I truly do realize that I cannot live without the power of his Sacrifice and the reality of his Presence. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Priesthood Ordination

It is truly a joy to ordain these three deacons – Matt DeFusco, Matt Himes, and Tyler Kline – to the holy priesthood. I thank all of you gathered here this morning to share in this day of joy and grace, a day of blessing for our entire local Church, the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Trinity Sunday; “Who is God? What is the Church?”

And to say the least, we are indeed going through some very difficult times, including and especially the turbulent week that has just concluded. For that reason, I wanted to be in the Diocese, to be with and among you, first and foremost to share the light of the Gospel on this Trinity Sunday, and...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pentecost Sunday; Knights of Columbus State Deputies Meeting

When the Spirit came upon the Apostles, they began to live a wholly new manner. They not only thought differently but acted differently, at last fully understanding what Jesus taught them while he was still with them...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pentecost Sunday; Sacrament of Confirmation

The point of being confirmed is that in the power of the Spirit, the “gap” between you and Jesus can be closed, such that the Risen Lord will live in you more completely, and if you allow him to do so, the Spirit will enable you, not only to speak and act like Christ, but...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter; Knights of Columbus State Deputies Meeting

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, may we open our hearts anew to discover ever more deeply and enthusiastically the spiritual brilliance and holiness of our Founder, the Ven. Fr. Michael McGivney.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart; Knights of Columbus

If we were to recite the Litany of the Sacred Heart we would address the Savior’s open and loving heart as “the abyss of all virtues”. The word “abyss” doesn’t mean a chasm into which good things disappear, but rather the bottomless source of every virtue, both human and Christian: the theological virtues: faith, hope,...
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Archbishop Lori’s Opening Address: Knights of Columbus State Deputies Meeting

We are aiming at a profound change that will make us true to who we are and at the same time responsive to the world pastoral need that is out there.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Priesthood Ordination; Wheeling, WV

The Scripture readings for today’s Ordination speak to us of our need for shepherds— shepherds who are sound, competent, and holy, after the mind and heart of Christ. We need shepherds to lead and guide us in responding to our call to holiness, to help us live as the Lord’s disciples in the Church and...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: “Putting Memory Back in Memorial Day”; Knights of Columbus

The same Lord who appears in the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Lamb who was slain for our salvation, the Victor seated at the Father’s right hand, the Lord of lords and the King of kings and the Lover of our souls – it is he who dwells within us as in a temple, who dwells within...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 6th Sunday of Easter; St. Joseph-on-Carrolton-Manor

The same Lord who appears in the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Lamb who was slain for our salvation, the Victor seated at the Father’s right hand, the Lord of lords and the King of kings and the Lover of our souls – it is he who dwells within us as in a temple, who dwells within...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Permanent Diaconate Ordination

All dear friends gathered for this diaconal ordination: Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes how, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and after consultation with the community, the Apostles discerned that they should appoint and ordain co-workers to assist them in the daily distribution of food and other necessities
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 4th Sunday of Easter; Mother’s Day

When life is difficult, as it often is, Jesus walks with us, protects us, and cares for us. He wipes the tears from our eyes and whispers to our hearts words of encouragement. And he will provide for our needs, even when prospects seem dim.
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