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 – Corpus Christi, 2016
May 31 2016
In the Eucharist our tendency to become absorbed in our own needs is met by the overflowing abundance of God’s merciful love.

Archbishop Lori's Homily - Trinity Sunday
May 23 2016
St. Clare gives us good advice in our busy distracted lives when she says, “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.

Archbishop Lori’s homily: Pentecost
May 16 2016
On this Pentecost Sunday, coming as it does within the Year of Mercy, let us resolve to make a good, thorough, unburdening confession soon.

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Ascension
May 09 2016
In a sense, the Apostles and disciples were like catechumens whom the Lord was instructing and evangelizing, to get them to a point where they could experience his presence in a new and powerful way: namely, through baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Nourishing family life
May 05 2016
The same love and care we strive to give a spouse should be given to the hurting member of our church.

Archbishop Lori’s Homily in Lourdes: Fifth Week of Easter
May 02 2016
Mary comes not as a stranger but as our kinswoman, indeed our loving mother.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Fifth Sunday of Easter
Apr 25 2016
Our job is to keep on tearing down barriers … to open the door of faith to any and all who are willing to walk through it to find the life and love of Jesus.

Homily: The 4th Sunday of Easter
Apr 18 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori's homily from Aril 17. 2016 celebrating the 4th Sunday of Easter.

Homily: The 3rd Sunday of Easter
Apr 11 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori's homily from April 9-10, 2016 celebrating the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

Divine Mercy Sunday: What it means for your family
Mar 29 2016
Divine Mercy is very important for the divided and violent world in which we live.

A Lenten reflection on the power of love
Feb 29 2016
The words “power” and “love” don’t seem to go together. Power tends to evoke fear. Love tends to evoke trust. We may be inclined to fear a powerful individual and are likely to trust a gentle, loving person, such as a friend or a spouse. But it is rare enough to find a person who is both powerful and loving.