“Where I’m terrified by what I am for you, I am given comfort by what I am with you.
For you I am a bishop, with you, after all, I am a Christian.
The first is the name of an office undertaken, the second a name of grace;
that one means danger, this one salvation.
Finally, as if in the open sea, I am being tossed about by the stormy activity involved in that one; but as I recall by whose blood I have been redeemed, I enter a safe harbor in the tranquil recollection of this one;
and thus while toiling away at my own proper office, I take my rest in the marvelous benefit conferred on all of us in common."

St Augustine, from "On the Anniversary of His Ordination”, Sermon 340


Write to your Bishop

To write a personal letter to the president of the Bishops' Conference in your region of the world, you can find the address by clicking here. The Synod agenda has changed. Archbishop Baldisseri has announced that each bishop in attendance will be given the opportunity to send in and address to the Synod what they believe should be the agenda issues. This is your chance to get your views through and placed on the Synod agenda. Deadline:  September 1, 2014. Bishops must have their submission in two weeks prior to the start of the Extraordinary Synod.

To download the Letter to Bishopsclick here.

              If you are in translate mode, this will be a Google translation.

To download the open letter to Pope Francis for enclosure to the letter to the bishops:

              These are improved official translations.

               For the English letter, click here.

               For the Spanish letter, click here.

               For the German letter, click here.