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.


Part V: The power of Christ’s resurrection
Apr 09 2014
This is my last column before we celebrate Palm Sunday and the sacred liturgies of the Triduum.

Catholicism, our Common Core
Apr 07 2014
Much has been said and written about the latest national educational standards known as the Common Core State Standards.

Part IV: Reforming the Roman Curia
Mar 27 2014
Last week, nearly 3,000 people gathered at Loyola University Maryland’s Reitz Arena for a symposium we sponsored to celebrate the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.

Part III: Engaging in the work of evangelization
Mar 13 2014
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. Not surprisingly, recent polls have shown what we all have come to know about our new Holy Father: Pope Francis has caught the attention of American Catholics.

Part II: The Church’s Missionary Transformation
Feb 27 2014
In the first full chapter of his exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis offers us important clues to the real change he has in mind.

Notes for Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of the Gospel’
Feb 13 2014
Archbishop Lori begins a series of columns on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel.”

Praying and giving thanks for consecrated life
Jan 30 2014
This weekend, our church celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life. As the name suggests, it is a time to highlight those who have consecrated themselves to God and to their countless good works “by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.”

Survey on Family Life a valuable exercise
Jan 16 2014
More than 4,000 people provided more than 60,000 comments and responses to the nearly 40 questions contained in the document issued by the Vatican in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Now is the time for Congress to delay 'onerous burden' of HHS mandate
Jan 06 2014
The following is an opinion piece by Archbishop William E. Lori published in the Baltimore Sun Jan. 4.

We Three Kings
Jan 02 2014
Archbishop Lori was deeply touched by a gift he received from the late Cardinal James Hickey.

‘And many will rejoice at his birth’
Dec 19 2013
May we allow the child in the manger to open our hearts to that love which is above every other love