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.


Charity covers a multitude of sins
Feb 07 2013
We’ve all heard the old saying, “charity covers a multitude of sins,” and, like a lot of old sayings, it is true as far as it goes. Trouble is, it doesn’t go quite far enough.

Catholic schools remain an outstanding value
Jan 24 2013
Each year at this time, in dioceses throughout the United States, the Catholic Church takes a moment to reflect on the impressive legacy of our Catholic school system, and to promote Catholic school enrollment by sharing our schools’ success stories.

A helping hand
Jan 07 2013
The man who opened the door was Monsignor Arthur Valenzano. He smiled, greeted me warmly and helped me with my luggage. He put me immediately at ease and made me and my priest secretary, Father Marcello, feel right at home. Before long we were talking, trading stories, and enjoying one another’s humor, almost as if we had known each other for many years.

Rebuilding lives of faith
Dec 27 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a debate is under way about the best way to rebuild. Many residents of coastal areas that were devastated by that terrible storm would not only like to have their homes restored but also to rebuild them so as to withstand future storms. No one can realistically imagine that Sandy will be the last severe hurricane to strike the East Coast.

What the Lord wants for Christmas
Dec 13 2012
As you read this column, you are probably in the throes of Christmas shopping. No doubt you’ve made your list and checked it twice – all in an effort to find appropriate gifts for spouses, children, friends and colleagues.

Great Expectations
Nov 29 2012
Charles Dickens’ classic, “Great Expectations,” opens on Christmas Eve. It introduces us to Pip, an orphan who was being raised by his sister and her husband. As a boy, Pip didn’t think he’d amount to much but his chance encounter with a convict (Magwitch) and with a rich elderly woman (Miss Havisham) and her daughter (Estella), changed Pip’s view of himself.

Election thoughts and giving thanks
Nov 15 2012
The archbishop shares his thoughts on the election, the bishops being in town and the blessings we have at Thanksgiving.

Questions 4, 6 and the new evangelization
Nov 01 2012
A few weeks ago, I joined a group of ecumenical leaders at Morgan State University in support of the DREAM Act. A reporter covering the event asked me how the church could support the DREAM Act, but be against legalizing same-sex marriage. Weren’t we being inconsistent, he wanted to know.

Remembering the painful past
Oct 18 2012
Archbishop Lori shares facts on the John Merzbacher case.

The same-sex marriage movement’s next goal
Oct 04 2012
Thirty-two states have, by large majorities, affirmed the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Even so, some gay activists predict reversing this trend on Election Day 2012 when the citizens in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington vote on the definition of marriage.

Marylanders face critical decision on marriage
Sep 20 2012
Baltimore's archbishop talks about the need to view the same-sex marriage issue in a " rational, dispassionate yet loving manner."