Archbishop William E. Lori

Archbishop William Edward Lori was installed as the 16th archbishop of Baltimore May 16, 2012 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland. Archbishop Lori, who hails from Louisville, Ky., is the former head of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. He was installed as the fourth bishop of the Bridgeport diocese in 2001. The new leader of the Premier See is acquainted with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, having earned a master’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg in 1977.


Archbishop Lori's Homily: Mt. St. Mary's Seminary Opening Mass
Aug 22 2016
It may seem a bit unusual to begin a new year of seminary formation with a reflection on a wedding feast.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 22 2016
By word and example Pope Francis has given us two points to ponder as we go about the work of continually revitalizing and renewing the Church.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 15 2016
I was told that the during the worst of the flooding, the parish evangelization center became a shelter and a place of refuge for many.

The power of prayers
Aug 09 2016
As people of faith, prayer is our business – or at least it should be our business.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Knights of Columbus World Youth Day Mercy Centre, Krakow
Aug 01 2016
Instead of chasing pleasures that leave us empty let us turn to Christ who fills us with his love and who makes us instruments of his love and mercy.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Feast of Ss. Joachim and Anne, World Youth Day, Krakow
Jul 28 2016
Archbishop Lori reflects on the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our spiritual grandparents

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Installation Mass of Knights of Columbus Maryland State Officers
Jul 05 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori's homily from the July 2 Installation Mass of Knights of Columbus Maryland State Officers.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Ordination of Michael Rubeling
Jun 27 2016
May the rosary always be a part of your daily devotion as well as other forms of Marian prayer, so that you might meditate on the mystery of Christ through the eyes of Mary and thus help the people you serve to remember well what he has done to save us.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Opening Mass, Fortnight for Freedom 2016
Jun 23 2016
We may not be called upon to shed our blood but we are called upon to defend our freedoms, not merely in the abstract, but as embedded in matters such as immigration, marriage, and the Church’s teaching on sexuality.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva
Jun 21 2016
St. Josemaria himself had always believed that he was a child of God yet it was only later that he experienced the truth and beauty of this teaching.

Orlando: A Christian response
Jun 14 2016
Whether the assailant hated gay people, hated Americans or was driven by some other motivation, is unclear at the time of this writing. What is clear is his disregard for human life and the evident evil behind his decision to commit such an unthinkable crime.