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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore speaks at the grand opening and blessing ceremony of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore, Md., Aug 6, 2021.

New Catholic school in Baltimore holds blessing ceremony

Aug 6, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Baltimore’s first new Catholic school in over half a century celebrated its grand opening on Friday. 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

Baltimore archbishop tells Catholics to 'make history' on bicentennial of America's first cathedral

May 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Baltimore’s archbishop called on Catholics to “make history,” at the bicentennial Mass of America’s first cathedral on Monday, the feast... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore

Baltimore basilica says perpetual Eucharistic adoration will be focus of its bicentennial

May 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As a basilica in Baltimore celebrates its 200th anniversary this weekend, its rector says one celebration will stand above the... Read more

Archdiocese of Baltimore to highlight resources to fight porn

Mar 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has set aside the weekend of March 13-14 as a time to focus on the dangers... Read more

Bishop-elect Bruce Lewandowski.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Jun 10, 2020

Pope Francis named Fr. Bruce Lewandowski as an auxiliary bishop of Baltimore Wednesday.  Read more

Priest distributing Communion.

Maryland county's new rules lift Communion ban that affected Catholic churches

Jun 4, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Howard County, Maryland, has issued new guidelines for the reopening of houses of worship, bringing its regulations in line with... Read more

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Maryland county lifts ban on Communion 

May 28, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Howard County, Maryland, has reversed a policy that banned consumption of any food or drink during religious services, effectively preventing... 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

Priest distributes communion at the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome.

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order

May 27, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A public health order issued in Howard County, Maryland, prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part... 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

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

With city support, Baltimore parish will issue IDs to undocumented parishioners

Oct 19, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

A Baltimore Catholic parish announced that it will begin issuing parish identification cards, with the goal of making undocumented immigrants... Read more

New Baltimore policy permits outdoor Catholic weddings

Jun 11, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced a policy to allow weddings to be held outside of parish churches, including at... Read more

Flood damage on Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., August 2016.

Maryland town met with support, prayer in aftermath of devastating flood

Jun 6, 2018

Perched on a hill overlooking the rivers and railroad tracks in Ellicott City, Maryland, stands St. Paul’s Catholic Church –... 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

Archdiocese speaks ahead of Netflix series on murdered nun

May 17, 2017

No one knows who killed Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik.  Read more

Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, says Mass in St. Mary of the Angels Church, April 10, 2005 in Rome. The cardinal died March 23, 2017.

Baltimore mourns Cardinal Keeler, former archbishop

Mar 23, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Cardinal William Henry Keeler, who was Archbishop of Baltimore from 1989 to 2007, has died at the age of 86,... Read more

This 200 year-old black Catholic school is a 'gem' in Baltimore's inner city

Feb 21, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Nestled among the mix of shiny new storefronts, foreclosed row houses, parks, and public housing, lies what locals call the... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

Two parish priests chosen as next auxiliary bishops of Baltimore

Dec 5, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Upon accepting the resignation of Bishop Denis Madden, Pope Francis has appointed two priests to be the next auxiliary bishops... Read more

Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore.

Baltimore cardinal awarded Boy Scouts' highest honor

Apr 17, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

In recognition of his service to youth, the Boy Scouts of America have given retired Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore... Read more