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.


How to end the day
Feb 14 2017
Not only should we count our blessings at the end of the day, we should give God thanks and praise for all the ways he has blessed us.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 05 2017
Catholics face stiff headwinds when they are serious about their faith. Pope Francis’ term for all this is “polite persecution.”

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Catholic Schools Week
Jan 30 2017
I pray that the Lord will continue to touch my soul and yours so that we may be free of bad influences and instead be true followers of Jesus as active members of his church.

Archbishop Lori writes letter concerning executive orders on immigration
Jan 30 2017
"Our faith compels us to work for the dignity and justice of all people," Archbishop Lori said.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Celebration of Life
Jan 24 2017
Let the Lord’s light and love shine forth in us and through us by our oneness in mind and heart and purpose.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Episcopal Ordination of Bishops Parker and Brennan
Jan 20 2017
In the power of the Holy Spirit, may your ministry as bishops be abundantly blessed for the glory of God, the advancement of the Church’s mission, and the salvation of souls

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.