Back to basics: The vocation of a bishop

Episode 21 · October 4th, 2018 · 22 mins 20 secs

About this Episode

On Oct. 17 the church celebrates the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch (35 – 108 A.D.). In one of his letters, he wrote, “See that you all follow the bishop just as Jesus Christ does the Father,” and “Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop.” While we have talked a lot recently about the sins and failures of church leaders, Ignatius brings us back to fundamental questions: What is a bishop, and what is his vocation?

In this episode, Archbishop Lucas helps us understand what it means to be charged with teaching, governing, and sanctifying the people of God in a particular local Church.