Archbishop William Lori

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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

The Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015.

Vigil Mass for Life: 'Every human being, at every stage of life, should be treated with respect'

Jan 20, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Catholics must work to promote a culture of life and work to support mothers, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said... Read more

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Leading pro-life bishops: Catholic Church must be prepared if Roe overturned

Nov 18, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide,... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore delivers a homily during a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Md., May 31, 2021.

Archbishop Lori: St John Vianney, Bl Michael McGivney were both 'exemplary pastors of souls'

Aug 4, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, on Wednesday highlighted the similarities between St. John... Read more

Archbishop William Lori, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.

Archbishop Lori: Knights of Columbus must be at the forefront of Eucharistic renewal

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, called on the Knights not only to “support”... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

Baltimore archdiocese has ‘serious concerns’ about county Communion ban

May 27, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has “serious concerns” about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the... Read more

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USCCB: Ask why coronavirus is 'devastating' black communities

May 4, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The bishops of the United States are calling for an examination of why the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted African-American communities.   Read more

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

Churches closed in Maryland, not Virginia, after governors’ orders

Mar 31, 2020

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has closed all churches to private prayer and instructed priests to only offer sacraments in cases of... Read more

Cardinal Edward Egan, former Bishop of Bridgeport and Archbishop if New York, who died March 5, 2015.

'Undisguisedly indifferent': Bridgeport diocese issues report on its own abuse record

Oct 2, 2019

An investigative report on decades of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport was published on Tuesday, highlighting failures... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a press conference in Washington, DC, April 4, 2019.

Gregory says Trump tweets 'deepened divisions and diminished our national life'

Aug 1, 2019

The Archbishop of Washington condemned racist and divisive rhetoric Thursday in response to controversial tweets by President Donald Trump.  Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop Lori defends Baltimore after Trump tweets

Jul 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore issued a statement Saturday rebutting a tweet from President Donald Trump that claimed that... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishops received money from, and complaints about, Bransfield, report says

Jul 3, 2019

Allegations of financial impropriety against former Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael Bransfield went unheeded for years, according to a new report.  Read more

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

‘No excuse, no adequate explanation’: Lori releases findings of Bishop Bransfield investigation

Jun 5, 2019

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore has released a letter to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston addressing the findings of a preliminary... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishops Bransfield, Bennett restricted from exercising ministry

Mar 11, 2019

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced on Monday restrictions on the ministry of both retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Lori laments racism in American society and Church

Jan 22, 2019

Archbishop William Lori has issued a major pastoral reflection on the subject of racism in American society and the Church... Read more

Archbishop William Lori. CNA file photo.

Lori announces whistleblower system for allegations against Baltimore bishops

Jan 15, 2019

The Archdiocese of Baltimore introduced Tuesday a third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse or misconduct against its archbishop and... Read more

Archbishop William Lori. CNA file photo.

Archbishop Lori: Investigative team is already working in WV diocese

Sep 26, 2018

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore has begun an investigation into the alleged misconduct of Bishop Michael Bransfield, who until recently... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop Lori: MLK’s principles of nonviolence have 'enduring power'

Apr 3, 2018

In a recent pastoral letter, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s "principles of... Read more