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Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise




 Catholic News Service


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A Message from Bishop Mike 



Dear Friends in Christ,


   The warm days of summer are upon us! In the life of the Church, this is typically a time when priests in new assignments transition from one parish to another. Priests in these situations always experience a wide gamut of emotions. There is the sadness that inevitably comes from leaving the familiarity of one faith-filled community and all the friendships that developed over the years. There is an uncertainty that comes with not knowing what the new parish will be like. Finally, there is the physical exertion and fatigue that comes with simply packing up and moving.

   For myself, this is also a time of transition. On August 8th I will celebrate my 75th birthday and, as required by church law, will submit my letter of retirement to our Holy Father, Pope Francis. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 15 years I have spent as your Bishop. In particular, I have been so blessed with the many ways you have all worked with me to build up the Catholic Church in Idaho. I have no doubt our new bishop, whose name and time of appointment is still unknown, will find a diocese that is strong and vibrant. EVEN THOUGH I WILL CONTINUE TO CONDUCT THE ORDINARY PASTORAL GOVERNANCE OF THE DIOCESE UNTIL A NEW BISHOP IS APPOINTED, I ASK YOU TO JOIN ME IN PRAYER that the Holy Spirit guide the discernment and selection of the next Bishop of Idaho and grant him the gifts needed to carry on the ministry of Jesus in our diocese.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Michael P. Driscoll, MSW, DD

Bishop of Idaho







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Synod on the Family Synopsis




The Synod on the Family synopsis outlines some good insights on how the Church can better support families.  In this sense, it can serve as a working document for pastoral action.  However, it is important to note that the responses received are PERSONAL OPINIONS and often do not accurately reflect Church teaching on the issues addressed, nor do they represent the position/teaching of the Diocese of Boise. 


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