Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Priesthood Ordination

Today you are pledging your readiness and your resolve to unite with me and them in accomplishing the mission that the Lord has given to this local Church, spreading the Gospel far and wide, making disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit, recognizing and utilizing the gifts that the Spirit distributes among the people...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher

We must foster and defend the right of the believers not only to worship in freedom, but also to bear witness to the truth in the public square and to serve the common good through an array of church ministries.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time; St. Margaret Parish

Daily we pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done. In the Our Father, we ask for the grace to listen to Jesus, to accept his teaching, to welcome him into the center of our lives, to let his love reign in our hearts.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Knights of Columbus State Deputies Meeting

When Satan gains some foothold in our hearts, when there are sectors of our lives still in the thrall of Satan, Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit, seeks to stage an invasion into Satan’s domain, so as to overpower him and to plunder what Satan had come to regard as his own.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Immaculate Heart of Mary; Knights of Columbus State Deputies

I recount this beautiful experience that God in his mercy allowed me to have because it goes to the heart of the mystery of love the Church is celebrating in these days... and because that mystery of love is of such great importance to us as the family of the Knights of Columbus.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Knights of Columbus State Deputies Meeting

Dear friends, there is no better antidote to the subtle influence of the devil’s malevolence than for us to open our hearts to the love flowing from the Heart of Jesus.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Corpus Christi – Our Lady of the Fields, Millersville

So let the Lord’s eucharistic presence make us more present to one another and may his sacrificial love – his body and his blood given out of love for us – enable us, even in the most challenging of times, to give of ourselves to others, especially the poor and vulnerable.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Corpus Christi – St. Paul, Ellicott City

So let the Lord’s eucharistic presence make us more present to one another and may his sacrificial love – his body and his blood given out of love for us – enable us, even in the most trying of times, to give of ourselves to others.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Feast of the Visitation, Maryvale Baccalaureate Mass

Open your hearts to the Lord daily and stay close to the Lord through Sunday Mass, daily prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and more. In these and other ways you will be equipped to bring Jesus to others just as Mary brought Jesus to her cousin.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Diaconal Ordination

As deacons you are ministers of the charity of Christ. Like him, you are to have a special love for the poor, the sick, the grieving – but not a mere abstract love, rather a love expressed in deeds of mercy, a love concretized in a ministry of charity and service.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: The John Carroll School Baccalaureate Mass

One thing is for sure. No matter how well we do in life, we can’t take it with us. The only thing we bring into eternity is what we gave away on earth.
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: “The Distinctive Gift of Consecrated Life for the New Evangelization”

Thank goodness this Assembly takes place in the afterglow of Pentecost! That Solemnity makes it clear that bearing witness to the Risen Lord and spreading the Good News are only possible by the gift of the Spirit.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pentecost Sunday 2018; Archdiocesan Confirmation

Jesus sends us forth! After the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles, they didn’t stay in the Upper Room. They didn’t say, “Let’s form a study club” or “Let’s issue a newsletter”. No, they went right out the door and started bearing witness to the Gospel.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Pentecost Sunday 2018

Let’s turn now to the great feast we celebrate, the coming of the Holy Spirit, by reminding ourselves of an experience that we’ve all had at one time or another, and it’s this: we have to write an essay or a report and we just can’t get started.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Feast of St. Matthias

It was forty-one years ago today, at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, that I was ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence, William Cardinal Baum. What a joy to celebrate this anniversary here, in our nation’s first seminary.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Aquinas College Baccalaureate Mass

Life is not merely about ourselves. You exist because in some specific way God is calling you to proclaim the Gospel and to build up the Kingdom of God in this world.
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