Synod on synodality should not avoid problems, archbishop says in homily

Synodal unity is not "based on the avoidance of sensitive or painful problems," Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said in his homily for the opening Mass of the U.S. bishops' fall meeting.

Six mid-Atlantic bishops to reinstate Sunday Mass obligation at end of June

Bishops in Baltimore and Washington announced June 2 they would lift the dispensation of the Sunday and holy day Mass obligation that was granted at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Maryland county withdraws restriction that would have curtailed Eucharist

Regulations for the reopening of religious institutions developed by a Maryland county that seemed to disallow the distribution of holy Communion were withdrawn after church leaders voiced opposition.

Poverty, opioid crisis, need for healing among issues awaiting bishop

Bishop Mark Brennan, named by Pope Francis July 23 as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, acknowledged that he will face difficulties in his new post.