Archbishop Lori’s Homilies

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our Church we must avoid all forms of smugness, every form of divisiveness, every pretension of being better or more intelligent than others, but instead, walk humbly with our God and with one another in love, recognizing, together, that in God’s will is our peace. 
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Marian Rosary Congress

Just as Mary drew close to that couple in Cana in their hour of need, so too Mary draws close to us in our needs, both spiritual and material, and all of us, dear friends, have experienced Mary’s maternal love as we struggle to make our way through this “valley of tears”.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When we labor generously and lovingly for the Lord and for one another, without counting the cost and without imagining that we are earning our reward, then it is that the Kingdom of God has dawned upon us!
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Chrism Mass; Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Had we gathered for the Chrism Mass during Holy Week, we would have heard Jesus announce to the people of Nazareth the mission which God the Father had entrusted to him.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Like Dr. King and like St. Peter Claver we must be resolute in rooting out racism and we must never mistake God’s mercy and a spirit of forgiveness as a cover or as an excuse for the prolongation of racism.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Priestly Ordination of Brother Joshua Warshak, O.SS.T.

May your consecrated, priestly heart always be moved with pastoral love for the many people you will encounter in the course of your ministry.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are called, each of us, to be the Lord’s co-workers in helping those on the margins to return to the heart and center of the Church, namely, the Eucharist, even in these very challenging times.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: St. Mary Seminary and University; Opening Mass

I cannot prophesy what challenges lay in the future for you or for the Church. But this we know: persecution and martyrdom will always be part of the Church’s life.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

As we absorb God’s Word and receive Christ into our hearts, we are rescued from the darkness of sin all around us.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Queenship of Mary

Unlike Mary, we were not preserved from all stain of sin, nor were we called to her unique role in salvation history. Nonetheless, her radiant motherhood and fervent discipleship open the door for us to find forgiveness of our sins, to acquire the beauty of virtue and holiness, and to discover the wisdom and courage...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Priesthood Ordination

Dear brothers, in this moment of intense grace and joy, I entrust you and your priestly ministry to Mary our Queen.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: The Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R.

In preaching and in administering the sacraments, then, you will assist me in leading people to holiness, unlock in them their spiritual gifts, ensure that all work together in love, and thus build up the Body of Christ, the Church.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Over the years, as a priest and bishop, I have often visited those who are sick, only to return home amazed and edified at their strong and loving faith. When I was a recently ordained priest, I prayed with a young woman near death. She asked me to help her thank God for all the blessings she...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Diaconal Ordination of Scott Kady

As a deacon, you will proclaim the Gospel at Mass and at sacramental celebrations. You will preach homilies on Sundays, weekdays and special occasions. And give voice to the needs of God’s People and the world in the Prayer of the Faithful. You will share God’s Word with young people preparing to receive the sacraments,...
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 138th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention

Our fellowship in Christ impels us to seek the other’s good, to help one another along the path of virtue, Christian manhood, and discipleship, to support one another in living the vocation of marriage and family life, to support brother priests in being true to their vocation.
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138th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention – Supreme Chaplain’s Comments

Fraternity means resolving disagreements with Christian charity and reason. It means not jumping to conclusions about one another’s motives. It means a willingness to help a brother knight who is faltering. It means abstaining from the culture of denunciation, electronic or otherwise. As Knights we should have a deep sense of responsibility for the Church....
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