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: Red Mass, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Oct 03 2016
Engaging our powers of reason and our will, natural law pulls us back from the precipice of imagining that there are no “self-evident” truths, nothing fixed, nothing objectively right and wrong.

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Filipino saints celebration
Sep 29 2016
Archbishop Lori preaches on San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod, missionary saints from the Philippines, and calls upon the faithful to bring the Gospel to a broken world.

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 150th anniversary of St. Michael, Clear Spring
Sep 26 2016
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary and Confirmation at St. Michael in Clear Spring.

A tribute to Monsignor Art Valenzano
Sep 20 2016
Because he was genuinely and cheerfully humble, Father Art was in touch with God’s mercy and could dispense God’s mercy in a seemingly effortless way.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Gift of Hope, Baltimore
Sep 12 2016
We share in joy of praying where a saint prayed and of walking where a saint walked.

Department of Justice report should trouble all
Sep 08 2016
This report makes clear that the dignity and rights of our fellow citizens are being trampled upon on a regular basis.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Canonization of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata
Sep 06 2016
This morning, here in Baltimore, we are spiritually united with millions of pilgrims who travelled to Rome for the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata – who will always be known to us simply as “Mother Teresa.”

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Blessing of the altar at St. Agnes, Catonsville
Aug 30 2016
Let the re-dedication of this sanctuary signal a new dedication of each of us and a new dedication on the part of the entire parish to the pursuit of holiness, the mission of evangelization, the ministry of hospitality, and the ministry of serving those who are in need – those in our midst and those who are beyond our boundaries.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Mt. St. Mary's Seminary Opening Mass
Aug 22 2016
It may seem a bit unusual to begin a new year of seminary formation with a reflection on a wedding feast.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 22 2016
By word and example Pope Francis has given us two points to ponder as we go about the work of continually revitalizing and renewing the Church.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 15 2016
I was told that the during the worst of the flooding, the parish evangelization center became a shelter and a place of refuge for many.