- Aug 10, 2020
The long-time point man on religious liberty for the U.S. bishops says closing churches due to COVID-19 is not a violation of religious liberty.
If all the people watching the livestream of the 11 a.m. Mass March 15 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore had been in the cathedral itself, it would have been filled to capacity.
U.S. Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Christopher Van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats, joined Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and other local faith leaders to call for increased federal funding to strengthen security at religious sites amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks.
Vatican officials are moving ahead with the cause for sainthood for Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said Dec. 5 in Rome.
“Even for someone as good as Fulton Sheen — and it applies to anyone who was a diocesan bishop in that period — you have to make darn sure that there isn’t a mishandling of a case of any kind,” said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.
“There’s the narrative that we bishops are just on the verge of schism with one another but, surprise, surprise, we are not,” Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore told Crux.