Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time; 125th Anniversary of Notre Dame of Maryland University

It is not the wisdom of the world but God’s wisdom that has enabled more than 22,000 alumnae and alumni to go out into the world and make a difference. In the reading from the Book of Wisdom the author reminds us that behind every work of art and literature, behind the words of every...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: School Mass and Blessing of Grotto; St. Augustine

My prayer is that you will have a wonderful school year, in which you grow in every way possible – in knowledge, in skill, in your ability to relate well to your parents, brothers and sisters, your teachers, your classmates and everyone else in your life – but above all in your ability to relate...
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Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: Archdiocesan Pastoral Staff Day

All sin is a form of pride, because, in sinning, we do more than break a rule. Instead, we assert that our will is more important than God’s will, even as we foist our disordered desires and actions on other people.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

All sin is a form of pride, because, in sinning, we do more than break a rule. Instead, we assert that our will is more important than God’s will, even as we foist our disordered desires and actions on other people.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Catholic Schools Convocation

I would suggest that the beginning of a new academic year is just the right time to embrace anew the vocation to which you have been called as Catholic educators, women and men who are forerunners for our students, who walk with them, but who also go ahead of them, pointing out to them not...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time; Resurrection Parish, Laurel

It is part of our faith that when this earthly life is over, each of us will stand before the Lord Jesus who knows us better than we know ourselves.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Opening Mass at St. Mary’s Seminary, Roland Park

St. Augustine is our guide in the ways of pastoral charity. Learned though he was, skilled in rhetoric though he was, Augustine knew how to bring the faith home to ordinary people, as we so often see in his many sermons scattered throughout the Liturgy of the Hours.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary teaches us the way of faith, prayer, and repentance as the path to victory. And more than that, Mary intercedes for us, powerfully, as the first of all the saints, as the source of so many graces for each of us and for the Church in difficult times.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass

We are truly blessed as members of the family of the Knights of Columbus to be united in Christ with one another and with those who have gone before us
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Archbishop Lori’s Address to 137th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus

As the largest fraternal order in the world and the largest lay Catholic organization, we can have a lot of influence on our society, on the culture at large, on our politicians, and on those who write and speak divisively.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Memorial Mass; Knights of Columbus 137th Supreme Convention

As we invoke the saints and remember our beloved dead, today’s Scripture readings shed light on what we are about. At the heart of our unity with one another and with our beloved dead is Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord who broke down the barriers of sin that impede our union with God and one...
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Archbishop Lori’s Opening Prayer: Knights of Columbus 137th Supreme Convention; Minneapolis, MN

Father of all nations, protect our homelands and their leaders, sustain those whom we seek to serve in Christ, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Knights of Columbus Chaplains’ Mass

As shepherds, our principal concern is the mission of the Knights of Columbus to help our fellow knights and their families and loved ones grow in faith and holiness.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

A life of charity and service towards others is in an indispensable way to reorient our lives toward Christ our Redeemer, and, to invest not merely in earthly security but above all in our heavenly security.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Friday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time; Knights of Columbus Board

By entering into the liturgical year thoughtfully and prayerfully, we are saved from presumption and complacency, twin dangers to holiness and eternal salvation. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Opening of the 150th Anniversary Year, St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

When our hearts are full of gratitude to God for his mercy and goodness toward us, we will find ourselves praying differently – more thoughtfully, more discerningly.
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