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.


On the Pope Francis trail
Oct 02 2015
Throughout the pope’s visit, I was amazed at his stamina and his deft touch. Without glitz, he was a star but his stardom was illumined by the light of Christ.

Art in Heaven
Sep 17 2015
Monsignor Valenzano had a unique and enormous capacity for friendship. Not unlike St. John Paul II, he had the personality of a priest, which served as a bridge to everything and everyone. He was like a superhighway to Christ.

Catholic Schools Rise Above
Sep 03 2015
The tag line, “Rise Above,” speaks to parents who wish their children to aim higher – academically, spiritually, athletically and morally.

Pope Francis and John Carroll
Aug 20 2015
Aug. 15 marked the 225th anniversary of the consecration of the first bishop of Baltimore and the first Catholic bishop of the United States, John Carroll.

Our response to revealing Planned Parenthood videos
Aug 06 2015
Many people speak of human dignity but do not agree that human dignity is inscribed in the human person by the Creator; they do not agree that there is a transcendent dignity at all stages of life.

Pope’s encyclical sparks important discussion
Jul 23 2015
“Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”

Supreme Court decision on marriage: Where do we go from here?
Jul 09 2015
Archbishop William E. Lori reflects on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

After Charleston, still much work to be done
Jun 25 2015
Last week’s tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is the latest and most violent reminder that the disease of racism continues to erode the soul of our nation.

Let the Year of Mercy start now
Jun 11 2015
It is easy for us to sit in judgment, to discount the violence, to block it from our minds and hearts as something that doesn’t have an effect on me, my family, my friends. To do this would be to turn one’s back on the very faith that compels us to show our compassion and our mercy to those most in need of it.

Pentecost and Blessed Oscar Romero
May 27 2015
Blessed Oscar Romero was a fearless advocate for the poor and the marginalized.

The time is right for education tax credits
May 14 2015
The recent events in Baltimore have prompted myriad opinions and possible solutions.