Archbishop Lori Fails to Mention the U.S. Bishops’ ‘Preeminent Issue’ of Abortion While Offering Voting Advice to Catholics

Baltimore’s Abp. William Lori isn’t mentioning the word abortion when giving direction to U.S. voters. In an op-ed published Friday in the archdiocese’s mouthpiece, the Catholic Review, Lori’s guidance did begin with attacks on society’s “most vulnerable,” which pro-lifers would understand to mean unborn babies who were slaughtered in the womb. “In casting our vote, we need to think first of those … Read more

Catholic Teachers Threatened in Pronoun Confusion

The Baltimore archdiocese is demanding a Catholic school use male pronouns for a third-grade girl who says she is a boy. Denise Ball, assistant superintendent of Catholic schools in the Baltimore archdiocese, threatened teachers at School of the Incarnation in Maryland with termination if they do not address a third-grade female student as a boy … Read more

Baltimore’s Bishop Lori Hires Outspoken Pro-LGBT, Pro–Black Lives Matter Adviser on Racism

An archbishop has hired a “diversity and inclusion” consultant who is unabashedly pro-LGBT; supports the Marxist, pro-abortion, anti-family Black Lives Matter movement; and sees Republicans as evil to help him “grapple with racial tension” in a city that has long been plagued with racial unrest and violence. Baltimore archbishop William E. Lori announced in a … Read more

Protest Planned After Archbishop Lori Fails To Cancel ‘Scandalous’ Retreat For ‘Gay’ Clergy

A U.S. prelate appears reluctant to scratch a retreat for “gay” bishops, priests, deacons, and religious brothers scheduled to take place in his archdiocese despite calls for its cancellation from concerned Catholics who see the event as a dangerous affirmation of homosexual identity by those who wear Roman collars. Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore is … Read more

W.Va. Scandal Muddies Legacy of Vatican’s Longtime Fixer from Baltimore

Late last summer, Vatican officials realized they had an uncontainable mess — four whistleblowing priests alleging financial and sexual misconduct by the bishop of West Virginia. So they did what Catholic officials have done for decades: They turned to William Lori. From Rome and Washington to Connecticut and then Baltimore, where he is now archbishop, … Read more

Facing Financial Boycott, Diocese of West Virginia Agrees to Hire New Auditor and Make Findings Public

A few days before protesting West Virginia Catholics were to begin withholding financial giving over alleged misconduct, diocesan leaders agreed to some of their demands, including hiring a new auditor and making that person’s findings public, an organizing laypersons’ group said Wednesday. That would give West Virginia Catholics the first look at the unusually hefty … Read more

Bishops to Return ‘Gifts’ from Disgraced Bishop Bransfield

Several cardinals, bishops, and priests, have said they will return money given to them by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, after an article published by the Washington Post reported lavish spending and gift-giving by the West Virginia bishop. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Vatican Prefect of the Dicastery for … Read more

Archbishop Lori Didn’t Tell Vatican Whole Story on Fallen Bishop

The archbishop appointed to investigate the former leader of the Roman Catholic Church in West Virginia says he should not have redacted from his report to the Vatican the names of clergy, including himself, who received a portion of $350,000 in cash gifts from Bishop Michael Bransfield. Archbishop William Lori oversaw a probe of alleged sexual … Read more

Bishop Bransfeld ‘Gifts’ over $350,000 to other Clerics, but Bishop Lori Decided to Omit their Names from Report

The Archbishop of Baltimore, William Lori, is facing intense scrutiny over his decision to remove the names of several clerics — many of them senior churchmen — from a report he made to the Vatican after an investigation he led into the disgraced bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, Michael Bransfield, who is suspected of serial sexual misconduct … Read more

West Virginia Laity’s Plea For Archbishop Lori to Listen

Almost a year before Michael Bransfield’s resignation as bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (DWC), the Catholic Committee of Appalachia (CCA) wrote a letter to Pope Francis and other Vatican officials to express concerns about our diocese and to share thoughts on the kind of bishop we would like to see follow Bransfield. Drawing from … Read more

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