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: Solemnity of the Annunciation; Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference
Mar 30 2017
Here's the first way to respond to unexpected questions that change everything: Get ready and stay ready. Be prepared. Keep your soul in readiness.

Statement on the death of Cardinal William H. Keeler from Archbishop Lori
Mar 23 2017
I was deeply impressed by his graciousness coupled with his energy and vision.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Archdiocesan Mass for Consecrated Life
Mar 21 2017
May the Lord inspire many young people to discern a vocation to consecrated life.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: St. Patrick Parade Mass
Mar 13 2017
These vulnerable men, women, and children - like Abram in today's first reading - left behind their homeland and came to these shores in hope of a better life.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Ash Wednesday
Mar 02 2017
Let this be that Lent when we experience a breakthrough.

Archbishop Lori's Homily at Morgan State: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 28 2017
I am deeply grateful that the Archdiocese of Baltimore shares in the legacy of black history in Baltimore and beyond.

Archbishop Lori Homily: Mid-Atlantic Congress
Feb 21 2017
All our plans, all our meetings, all our writings and strategies – all of this will profit us nothing unless we heed the call to discipleship in its most radical form as presented for us in today’s Gospel.

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.