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.


Faith, sexuality and the meaning of freedom
Jan 17 2017
The church is immersed in the marketplace of ideas, the modern-day "areopagus" but has a right to be distinctive voice that lives its distinctive vision in a distinctive way.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Feast of the Epiphany
Jan 10 2017
Today let us rejoice in the light of Christ and resolve anew to live in the light

Archbishop Lori's Homily - Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Jan 03 2017
As we pray and work together in the Church, our hearts are indeed changed, and there comes forth words, deeds, decisions, a demeanor that speak of Christ – that speak of the peace, humility, goodness, and charity of the Beatitudes.

Archbishop Lori's Homily - Christmas
Dec 28 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori asks, are we accessible to God?

Respect sick, elderly: Oppose doctor-assisted suicide
Dec 21 2016
I encourage you to advocate for true compassion by opposing any proposals to legalize doctor-assisted suicide in Maryland.

Archbishop Lori's Homily - 4th Sunday of Advent
Dec 19 2016
It is not as if the Lord is no longer seeking us. Usually, it is we who are hiding from the Lord – hiding behind our busyness and the defenses we’ve built to justify our sins.

Crowded Christmas Masses
Dec 12 2016
As you arrive at Mass this Christmas, please join me in resolving to give the Newborn Savior a gift: resolve to bring at least one person back to the practice of faith in the coming year.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Memorial Mass for Helen Marikle Passano
Dec 08 2016
Helen also manifested her own spirit of hope by giving hope to so many through her many philanthropic deeds.

Statement of Archbishop William Lori on the appointment of Bishops-elect Brennan and Parker
Dec 05 2016
With gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, I warmly welcome the appointment of Monsignors Mark Brennan and Adam Parker as auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore

Advancing the freedom to serve
Nov 30 2016
In the wake of the national elections, Catholic News Service is posting a series of columns from leading archbishops on key issues facing the church and the new Trump administration.

Archbishop Lori: “Formation for Evangelization”
Nov 29 2016
Archbishop Lori's speech, “Formation for Evangelization”, from the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary and University Nov. 10, 2016.