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.


John Carroll 200 years later
Nov 19 2015
Archbishop Carroll’s pioneering example gives every generation a lasting legacy on which to build upon anew.

The 2015 Synod and the mission of the family
Oct 29 2015
The Synod on the Family formally ended Oct. 24, but the discussion continues regarding what the bishops discussed and what Pope Francis may decide about the church’s future.

Giving thanks for women religious in the archdiocese
Oct 15 2015
May we be mindful of all religious serving in our archdiocese and give thanks to God for their selfless and faithful service.

On the Pope Francis trail
Oct 02 2015
Throughout the pope’s visit, I was amazed at his stamina and his deft touch. Without glitz, he was a star but his stardom was illumined by the light of Christ.

Art in Heaven
Sep 17 2015
Monsignor Valenzano had a unique and enormous capacity for friendship. Not unlike St. John Paul II, he had the personality of a priest, which served as a bridge to everything and everyone. He was like a superhighway to Christ.

Catholic Schools Rise Above
Sep 03 2015
The tag line, “Rise Above,” speaks to parents who wish their children to aim higher – academically, spiritually, athletically and morally.

Pope Francis and John Carroll
Aug 20 2015
Aug. 15 marked the 225th anniversary of the consecration of the first bishop of Baltimore and the first Catholic bishop of the United States, John Carroll.

Our response to revealing Planned Parenthood videos
Aug 06 2015
Many people speak of human dignity but do not agree that human dignity is inscribed in the human person by the Creator; they do not agree that there is a transcendent dignity at all stages of life.

Pope’s encyclical sparks important discussion
Jul 23 2015
“Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”

Supreme Court decision on marriage: Where do we go from here?
Jul 09 2015
Archbishop William E. Lori reflects on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

After Charleston, still much work to be done
Jun 25 2015
Last week’s tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is the latest and most violent reminder that the disease of racism continues to erode the soul of our nation.