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St. Vincent de Paul Church, the oldest Catholic parish church in continuous use in Baltimore, which was dedicated in 1841, is among the churches slated for closure.

Number of Catholic parishes in Baltimore’s core will be halved, archdiocese says 

May 23, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced this week that more than half of the parishes in Baltimore’s historic city core will... Read more

"I was deeply moved by their very powerful testimony,” Archbishop William Lori said following a second bankruptcy court-ordered listening session with sexual abuse victims on May 20, 2024.

Archbishop Lori completes court-ordered ‘listening sessions’ with sexual abuse victims

May 22, 2024

By Matthew Balan

Baltimore Archbishop William Lori has completed the second of two federal bankruptcy court-ordered “listening sessions” with alleged victims of sexual... Read more

Baltimore workers and relatives attend a press conference to honor families and victims of the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the container ship Dali, in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29, 2024.

Knights of Columbus pledge $100,000 for families of Baltimore bridge collapse victims

Apr 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly noted in the announcement that Blessed Michael McGivney created the organization in 1882 “to support widows... Read more


Baltimore archbishop attends bankruptcy hearing, listens to testimony from abuse victims

Apr 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

“To the victim-survivors who long to hear that someone is sorry for the trauma they endured and for its life-altering... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, vice-president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the USCCB's fall meeting Nov. 15, 2023.

Baltimore Archdiocese sues insurers over abuse claims coverage

Apr 4, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in September 2023 ahead of a state law that ended the statute of limitations for... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the USCCB's fall meeting Nov. 15, 2023.

Maryland bishops denounce assisted-suicide bill

Jan 31, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“We are deeply disappointed to learn that once again the Maryland General Assembly will debate whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide,”... Read more


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

The Baltimore Basilica

‘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