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June 18, 2013
In Sunday's opinion piece, Archbishop William E. Lori opines that he can't understand why as people become more educated, they turn away from religion ("Religious freedom under threat at home," June 16). But the answer is right there in his article, if only he took the time to read what he was writing. But I'll give him a hint. Mr. Lori used the word "faith" over and over, yet he doesn't seem to understand what the word means. Maybe a trip to the dictionary would help. Mine says faith is, "a strong belief ... based in spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
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September 3, 2014
In his commentary, "The Civil Right Act at 50" (Aug. 31), Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori writes that "...our Catholic schools in Baltimore City educate majority non-Catholic, African-American students whose education is heavily subsidized by the Church's private partners seeking to improve lives (and communities) through education. " It seems to me a bit hypocritical for Archbishop Lori to support these commitments when a few years ago, the archdiocese closed so many Catholic schools in Baltimore City where most of the students needed to have the influence of those schools to improve their lives.
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NEWS
June 23, 2013
Letter writer John Murphy contends that religious freedom is not under threat because we have Catholics in government ("Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream," June 19). These politicians are only Catholics when it is convenient and do not adhere to major church policies against abortion and gay marriage. I do not expect these Catholics In Name Only (CINO) to promote church doctrine in politics, but they should not take the lead against church teachings. For example: the change of the definition of marriage in Maryland would not have passed without the leadership and fund raising of Gov. Martin O'Malley.
NEWS
By William E. Lori | August 17, 2014
Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who have been forced from their homes in fear. "The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief: thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in brutal manner; children dying of thirst and hunger in their flight; women taken and carried off; violence of every kind; destruction of historical, cultural and religious patrimonies," the pope said.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
In his recent op-ed ("Religious freedom under threat at home," June 16), Archbishop William E. Lori makes reference to the erosion of religious freedom. But I would ask his excellency to speak plainly: the threat to religious freedom to which he alludes is the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that Catholic-run hospitals, schools and charities provide family planning services to their employees. The employees themselves do not have to be Catholic to work in these institutions, nor is their mission primarily religious, but the archbishop wishes to use religious "freedom" to constrain their choices as to what type of health care they can receive.
NEWS
July 4, 2007
On June 28, 2007, LORI ANTONETTE DORSEY. On Thursday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore National Pike, from 1-7 P.M., where the family will receive friends from 6:30-7 P.M., with services to follow. Interment will be held at Loudon Park Cemetery on Friday at 10 A.M. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
NEWS
March 9, 2007
On March 6, 2007, LORI NAJERA; beloved wife of John; loving mother of Kristen, Jaime, Kelly and Jenna; devoted daughter of David Collison and his wife Shirley; dear sister of Jean, Eva and Mike; former wife of Steven Brown and Michael McCleery. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned Ambrose Funeral Home, Inc., 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm, where services will be held Saturday at 10am.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
It was with great disappointment that I read Archbishop William E. Lori's op-ed piece on Sunday ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). His claims are not supported but rather tossed off casually and embedded in numerous spiritual platitudes. The Catholic Church's credibility is at an all time low. It should be cleaning up it's own backyard. Yet as with so many in the upper echelons of the church's hierarchy, Mr. Lori fails to bring humility to the public forum - but hubris instead.
NEWS
October 5, 2006
On September 29, 2006, LORI A. Friends may call at the Family Owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Avenue on Thursday after 8 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Friday at 9:30 A.M. Funeral Services will follow at 10 A.M.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori came to Annapolis Thursday with a simple message: Repeal of the death penalty is a matter of human dignity. In an interview with The Sun before his appearance before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee's hearing on Gov. Martin O'Malley's repeal bill, Lori said that essential dignity extend even to "human persons who do terrible things. " "Our position is there's a better way -- that life without parole is more reasonable if there's any possibility of reform and rehabilitation," he said at the Maryland Catholic Conference's office in Annapolis.
NEWS
By Jon O'Brien | June 19, 2014
The rallying cry "freedom to serve" will soon be heard in Baltimore as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty launches its annual "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign tomorrow. If you think this is an odd phrase to refer to the demand that religious employers be exempt from providing contraception access for female employees, you're not alone. The refrain also rings hollow for women and men everywhere who, because of the bishops' discriminatory practices, are not free to serve.
NEWS
November 10, 2013
Fifty million Americans - one out of every six people, including one in five children - do not know the source of their next meal. And based on the recent actions of our elected officials, it seems "out of sight, out of mind" is their solution to a hunger and poverty problem that only looks to get worse. While Congressional leaders discuss versions of a Farm Bill, all of which cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, members of Baltimore's City Council are preparing to vote on an ordinance that would criminalize panhandling at some outdoor establishments and other specified locations in the city.
NEWS
June 23, 2013
Letter writer John Murphy contends that religious freedom is not under threat because we have Catholics in government ("Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream," June 19). These politicians are only Catholics when it is convenient and do not adhere to major church policies against abortion and gay marriage. I do not expect these Catholics In Name Only (CINO) to promote church doctrine in politics, but they should not take the lead against church teachings. For example: the change of the definition of marriage in Maryland would not have passed without the leadership and fund raising of Gov. Martin O'Malley.
NEWS
June 23, 2013
It is most unfortunate that Archbishop William E. Lori has chosen to use his pulpit to engage in the fear-engendering tactics so favored by the far right in our society ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). His statement that "the government is eroding" freedom of religion in this country is simply untrue. This country has become less sectarian and more tolerant of religious diversity than ever before. It sounds like the Catholic bishops in this country are upset because the laws of the land prevent them from imposing their beliefs regarding contraception and abortion on everyone else through the use of our tax dollars.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
In his recent op-ed ("Religious freedom under threat at home," June 16), Archbishop William E. Lori makes reference to the erosion of religious freedom. But I would ask his excellency to speak plainly: the threat to religious freedom to which he alludes is the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that Catholic-run hospitals, schools and charities provide family planning services to their employees. The employees themselves do not have to be Catholic to work in these institutions, nor is their mission primarily religious, but the archbishop wishes to use religious "freedom" to constrain their choices as to what type of health care they can receive.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori writes that religious freedom is under threat in the United States by the exclusion of religious values from public life ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). This is difficult to understand in Maryland where our leaders include U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch, all of whom are Catholic. The main impetus for Archbishop's Lori's campaign seems to be the Affordable Care Act and its coverage of contraception services.
NEWS
March 6, 2004
On March 4, 2004, LORI JEAN SERSEN, beloved wife of Ronald Francis Sersen, devoted mother of Cheyne Michael Sersen and Kelly Marie Sersen. Loving sister of Thomas Edward Walton Friends may call at the CVACH-ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME, 1211 Chesaco Ave. Saturday 9 to 11 A.M. Service 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Entombment Holy Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to Breast Cancer Foundation and/or Stella Maris Hospice
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
William E. Lori became the 16th archbishop of Baltimore in a solemn ceremony Wednesday that included a nod to the nation's oldest Roman Catholic diocese and a look forward to the challenges of the 21st century. Lori, 60, set the tone for his tenure with strong words, calling marriage between a man and a woman "a bedrock institution for the common good of society. " His statement drew thunderous applause from a crowd of about 2,000 attending his installation at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
In the 1960s, I was young, and it was an exciting time to be Catholic. We fought for freedom and justice. Parishes formed social justice committees, priests were arrested at civil rights demonstrations. The archbishop published a document on racial justice. Now I am old, and the eternal church seems to have aged with me. Instead of calling for change, we mobilize for the status quo. Aside from the usual fundraising letters, Archbishop William E. Lori has communicated about gay marriage and the storm water tax. Now we rally in support of an employer's right to offer limited medical insurance ("Religious freedom under threat at home," June 16)
NEWS
June 18, 2013
In Sunday's opinion piece, Archbishop William E. Lori opines that he can't understand why as people become more educated, they turn away from religion ("Religious freedom under threat at home," June 16). But the answer is right there in his article, if only he took the time to read what he was writing. But I'll give him a hint. Mr. Lori used the word "faith" over and over, yet he doesn't seem to understand what the word means. Maybe a trip to the dictionary would help. Mine says faith is, "a strong belief ... based in spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
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