Archbishop Gregory made one of his first public addresses a day or so ago. He took the occasion to lob a pot-shot at President Trump for accurately stating that parts of Baltimore are filled with both trash and violent crimes. He spun the president's remarks to insinuate that Trump aimed derogatory remarks at the Baltimore citizens themselves. Quite frankly, both Gregory's and Lori's remarks are themselves dishonest and nonsensical.
Both Lori and Gregory are part of the liberal Church establishment. They get lots of favors by doing the bidding of their Democrat task-masters. They are coming to the defense of those task-masters because it's the Democrats that have been in charge of Baltimore for over 50 years. Baltimore has not seen a Republican mayor since Theodore McKelden left that office in 1967. Democrats have been at the helm since then - and two of those Demorats were the father and brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But that's just a coincidence, I'm sure (ahem)! There are many questions as to how Baltimore handled Federal grants throughout the years; where did that money go??
By the way - Washington DC has gone down the tubes as well. DC's mayors have all been Democrats for the past 45 years. Lori and Gregory should take a walk on their respective cities' wild sides and see for themselves how their cities have fared under their Democrat buddies. One left-wing reporter from Fox 45 Baltimore did that in a run-down Baltimore neighborhood. As she sniffed that Trump should "take a look at things for himself", a rat photobombed her video. Take a look.
If Lori and Gregory can't give honest appraisals of the situations of their dioceses, maybe they should stick to their God-given jobs - you know, like, making sure the Faith is taught properly in their parishes, cleaning perversion from their parishes (like St Matthew's, Abhp Lori!), disciplining pro-abortion Catholic pols in their Churches by obeying Canon 915, you get the picture!
Until these things happen, I'd suggest complete boycotts of any archdiocesan collections in both DC and Baltimore.