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.


Giving thanks for Cardinal Keeler
Nov 20 2014
I am proud to devote this year’s Thanksgiving column to my beloved predecessor and offer thanks for his many gifts on behalf of the church.

How to celebrate our 226th anniversary
Nov 05 2014
Last Sunday, about 2,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland for the principal liturgy celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Celebrating on All Souls’ Day
Oct 30 2014
On its face, the feast of All Souls is a pretty somber day in the life of the church.

Comfort and consolation
Oct 23 2014
Questions about the end of life have faced human beings for as long as we have walked the earth.

Important moment for Pope Francis, church
Oct 09 2014
The extraordinary Synod of Bishops to discuss the “Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization” began in Rome Oct. 6.

Masterpieces of God’s creation
Sep 25 2014
“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation."

Our role in ending domestic violence
Sep 11 2014
“As pastors of the Catholic Church in the United States, we state as clearly and strongly as we can that violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified." - U.S. bishops

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Movement
Aug 28 2014
Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

They're going back!
Aug 23 2014
Find out the benefits of Catholic education in Archbishop Lori's column.

Humanitarian crisis in Iraq demands our attention
Aug 14 2014
Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days in Iraq.

Practicing what we preach
Jul 31 2014
The Catholic Church, including here in the United States, has a long history of serving immigrants.