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.


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.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Solemnity of Christ the King
Nov 23 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori's homily celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King at the Knights of Columbus Mid-Year Meeting on Nov. 20.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Closing of Holy Doors
Nov 08 2016
The Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis is truly all about us – it’s about me, and it’s about you, it’s about a world all in need of God’s mercy.

Stakes raised on freedom
Nov 03 2016
By suggesting that the government be free to force people of faith to violate their consciences, the USCCR report puts all our charitable works at risk.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nov 01 2016
God is powerful, he sustains all things but he knows us and loves us as individuals.

Archbishop Lori’s Homily at Mount St. Mary's University Campus Ministry Mass
Oct 24 2016
Pope Francis is also encouraging us, in spite of our own needs and problems, always to be compassionate toward others, especially the most vulnerable.

Shaking up the Church
Oct 20 2016
WikiLeaks revealed political operatives hoping to shake up the Church so that it would be conformed to their view of the world.

Archbishop Lori's convocation address to priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Oct 17 2016
But let us not allow the mechanics of the process, whatever its flaws may be, to veer us from being renewed in the mission of evangelization, and in seeing the creation of pastorates not as an end in itself but rather as a means to missionary conversion and authentic pastoral planning.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Installation of Father Raymond Harris
Oct 10 2016
Father Harris follows a long line of distinguished priests yet he also brings gifts which, in my judgment and yours, are so necessary for Holy Family Parish at this juncture in its history.

Faithful Citizenship
Oct 06 2016
In making these choices, right reason recognizes that some things are so morally flawed that nothing can make them right nor is there ever a good reason for choosing them.