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.


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.

The church in the home
Jul 17 2014
Growing up in New Albany, Ind., during the 1950s, I never heard the term “domestic church,” but I knew what it meant.

Part IX: Social dimension of evangelization
Jul 03 2014
It was some months ago that I began this series on Pope Francis’ exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel.”

Part VIII: The importance of good homilies
Jun 05 2014
As almost everyone knows, Pope Francis lives at a Vatican guest residence known as “The House of St. Martha.” Early in the morning he can be found in the chapel of that residence praying.

Part VII: Proclaiming the Gospel
May 22 2014
Not long ago, I visited with a fellow bishop who oversees a very large diocese. By all appearances it is bustling.

Part VI: The Joy of the Gospel: Challenges
May 08 2014
In our daily work, we all face temptations. Sometimes it’s the temptation to get ahead at any cost.

The spiritual fatherhood of St. John Paul II
Apr 24 2014
Archbishop William E. Lori continues to find guidance and inspiration in Blessed John Paul II, with whom he shared a greeting in Rome when Archbishop Lori was an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Washington.