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.


Archbishop Lori's Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday
Apr 24 2017
What a difference it makes to let God’s peace, his mercy rule our hearts.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Easter Sunday
Apr 18 2017
Once the Lord’s mercy has set our hearts free from sin, and once we have met the Risen Lord in Word and Sacrament, then we will more easily be able to see Christ in others.

Missionary disciples at work
Apr 13 2017
Respect for all human life from conception to natural death is a central tenet of our faith. It serves as the underpinning of what we believe, teach and practice.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Chrism Mass
Apr 11 2017
Anything and everything we hope to do in renewing a spirit of evangelization in our parishes and throughout the Archdiocese hinges on our encounter with Jesus – today and every day of our priestly lives.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Knights of Columbus Board Meeting
Apr 01 2017
Accepting and living the Gospel without compromise makes us one with Jesus and one his Church and her mission.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Solemnity of the Annunciation; Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference
Mar 30 2017
Here's the first way to respond to unexpected questions that change everything: Get ready and stay ready. Be prepared. Keep your soul in readiness.

Statement on the death of Cardinal William H. Keeler from Archbishop Lori
Mar 23 2017
I was deeply impressed by his graciousness coupled with his energy and vision.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Archdiocesan Mass for Consecrated Life
Mar 21 2017
May the Lord inspire many young people to discern a vocation to consecrated life.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: St. Patrick Parade Mass
Mar 13 2017
These vulnerable men, women, and children - like Abram in today's first reading - left behind their homeland and came to these shores in hope of a better life.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Ash Wednesday
Mar 02 2017
Let this be that Lent when we experience a breakthrough.

Archbishop Lori's Homily at Morgan State: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 28 2017
I am deeply grateful that the Archdiocese of Baltimore shares in the legacy of black history in Baltimore and beyond.