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Baltimore abuse survivors file request to make abuse report public

Dec 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The survivors are attempting to make public a recently sealed attorney general’s report that claims to chronicle hundreds of instances... 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

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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

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

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

Why Baltimore? Here’s the reason U.S. bishops meet there every year

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Since 2006, the bishops’ fall assembly has been held in Baltimore. 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


Baltimore releases new COVID-19 protocols

Dec 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has declared new COVID-19 protocols in response to a rising number of positive cases of the... Read more

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