Baltimore Archbishop Lori to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address
Emmitsburg, Maryland - Archbishop William E. Lori, S ’77, installed as Archbishop of Baltimore in 2012, will deliver Mount St. Mary’s University’s 205th Commencement address to more than 550 undergraduate and graduate students on May 12.
The ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in the Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex (ARCC).
“Archbishop Lori’s dedication to maintaining faithful Catholic universities, enhancing Catholic identity, and defending and preserving religious liberty is evident on our campus and in his service to the church,” said University President Thomas H. Powell. “We look forward to welcoming him back to the Mount.”
He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Seminary of St. Pius X, Erlanger, Ky., in 1973; a master’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in 1977; and a doctorate in sacred theology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1982. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington by Cardinal William Baum in 1977, and was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of Washington in 1995.
Prior to his appointment in Baltimore as head of the nation’s Premier See, Archbishop Lori served as Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. He is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and as Archbishop of Baltimore, serves as Chancellor of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary — the largest Catholic seminary in the country.
Archbishop Lori has been at the forefront in speaking out against the contraceptive mandate issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in his role as chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty.
He is the former Chairman and a current member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, Chairman of the USCCB ad-hoc Committee on Universities and Colleges, a member of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and the USCCB ad-hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.
For more information: Mount Commencement 2013