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The high altar at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, Maryland. Nov. 2023.

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore permanently restores use of high altar

Nov 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The cathedral’s high altar, originally built prior to the Second Vatican Council, has now been constructed to allow priests to... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption, the seat of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Baltimore Archdiocese shuts down Mass at city parish after priest abuse scandal

Nov 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

In a statement on Saturday, the archdiocese announced that “a pastor will not be named for St. Benedict Church” following... Read more

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

Pastor removed from ministry after report about $200,000 in sex abuse hush money

Oct 16, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Paschal Morlino, OSB, who has been removed from his 30-year tenure as pastor of a local parish, denies any... 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

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

Names of accused in Maryland AG’s sex abuse report on Baltimore Archdiocese are released

Sep 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The report outlines a four-year investigation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that alleges more than 600 children were abused by... 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


Names of Baltimore clergy in sexual abuse report can be revealed, judge rules

Aug 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown will be releasing all but three of the redacted names following last week’s Circuit Court... 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


Baltimore archbishop issues guidelines for Catholic LGBT ministries

Jul 24, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Parish LGBT ministries must welcome people with true discipleship, Archbishop William Lori says in new guidance on ministry to LGBT... Read more

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

Archdiocese of Baltimore adds 42 accused individuals to child sex abuse list

Jul 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The additional names come following Maryland Attorney General’s April report on child sexual abuse in the archdiocese dating back to... Read more

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

Church commission investigates Baltimore Archdiocese role in slavery

May 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The commission includes academics, archivists, and other researchers who are poring through old documents and will unveil some of its... 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


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

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

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