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.


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.

Not that Baltimore
Feb 02 2016
I went to Louisville, Ky., to visit my parents over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. I was a bit surprised at how many of them asked me about the current state of Baltimore City as though it had just suffered some catastrophic event.

Year of Mercy
Dec 21 2015
Showing mercy is the true mark of an authentic follower of Christ and a son or daughter of the Heavenly Father.

John Carroll 200 years later
Nov 19 2015
Archbishop Carroll’s pioneering example gives every generation a lasting legacy on which to build upon anew.

The 2015 Synod and the mission of the family
Oct 29 2015
The Synod on the Family formally ended Oct. 24, but the discussion continues regarding what the bishops discussed and what Pope Francis may decide about the church’s future.