Archbishop William Lori

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Archdiocese of Baltimore files for bankruptcy amid clergy sex abuse claims

Sep 29, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop William Lori said in a statement on Friday that after consulting with lay leaders and clergy, he had made... Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses.

Baltimore Archdiocese considers bankruptcy amid possible sex abuse lawsuits 

Sep 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

On Oct. 1, a new law will go into effect that ends the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits related... Read more

The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it acquired several hundred guns as part of a “buyback” program financed by local parishes and individual donors on Aug. 5, 2023.

Baltimore Archdiocese says it obtained over 360 guns in $50,000 buyback program

Aug 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The gun “buyback” was financed with more than $50,000 in funds “from Catholic parishes and individual donors,” the archdiocese said.  Read more

Child  at high risk of being trafficked and abused.

Maryland attorney general report on abuse claims to identify more than 600 victims

Apr 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore apologized to abuse survivors and pledged to “do everything possible to prevent future incidents of... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori.

Baltimore archbishop addresses clergy child abuse ahead of expected public report

Apr 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Baltimore Archbishop William Lori in a letter to parishioners Monday addressed “the evil of child abuse” ahead of the expected... Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Baltimore seals documents related to clerical sexual abuse report

Dec 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A judge in Baltimore this week ordered everything related to the release of a major attorney general’s report on clerical... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

9 key things the U.S. bishops did at their fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 18, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Here’s a summary of key actions taken at the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall plenary assembly. Read more

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‘Shame, remorse, sympathy’: Maryland AG seeks to release major report on sexual abuse

Nov 18, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Attorney General Brian Frosh said his office had compiled the information given by the archdiocese and gathered from interviews into... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2016.

Bishops’ pro-life chair lists 10 ways to build ‘culture of life’ post-Roe

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop William E. Lori encouraged his fellow bishops to practice radical solidarity with pregnant women and the unborn. Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 15, 2022, in Baltimore.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori elected VP of bishops’ conference

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, one of the U.S. bishops’ strongest voices on the pro-life issue, was elected vice... Read more

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Biden ‘gravely wrong’ to push abortion, Catholic bishops say

Oct 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

President Joe Biden, a professed Catholic, must end his “single-minded” abortion extremism and see the humanity in unborn children, the... Read more

Archbishop Lori delivers the homily at Mass for the bicentennial of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair supports 15-week abortion ban nationwide

Sep 30, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The legislation, proposed by Graham in the Senate and Smith in the House on Sept. 13, would ban abortion after... Read more


US bishops’ pro-life chair asks Catholics to practice ‘unconditional love’ after Roe

Sep 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In anticipation of Respect Life Month in October, Archbishop William E. Lori is calling for “radical solidarity” for pregnant and... Read more


U.S. bishops urge support for mothers and babies after Biden abortion executive order

Aug 5, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore on Friday called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and... Read more

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U.S. bishops call House bill that would offer free abortions ‘a grave evil’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bill would expand abortion access rather than help women and children. Read more

Archbishop William Lori, speaks at a Legatus conference on Feb 8, 2013.

Archbishop Lori: Biden's abortion executive order 'disturbing and tragic'

Jul 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee on Saturday called President Joe Biden’s executive order aimed at protecting abortion... Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

U.S. bishops urge action following church, pro-life pregnancy attacks

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops say “each of us must choose the path of peace and open our hearts to the love that... Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.

Catholic, pro-life leaders say women shouldn't be punished for abortions

May 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

"We state unequivocally that any measure seeking to criminalize or or punish women is not pro-life and we stand firmly... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022.

US bishops urge prayer, fasting after leak of abortion draft ruling

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee on Wednesday urged continued and intensified prayer and fasting that the Supreme... Read more

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Dozens of headstones overturned at Ukrainian Catholic cemetery near Baltimore

Mar 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The day before Russia invaded Ukraine last week, about 49 headstones at a Ukrainian Catholic cemetery in the outskirts of... Read more