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Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

 

 


 

 Catholic News Service

 

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The College of Consultors has elected Father Gerald J. Funke, Director for Seminarians and Cathedral rector, as Diocesan Administrator.

Click here to read the memo.

 


  

 

View a recording of the press conference here.

 

 

 Bishop Peter Christensen

 

Bishop-designate Peter F. Christensen

 

 

Pope Francis names Bishop

Peter F. Christensen, of the

Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin,

as Eighth Bishop of Boise

 

BOISE — Pope Francis announced at the Vatican today that he had accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael P. Driscoll, Seventh Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, and named Bishop Peter F. Christensen, of the Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin, as Eighth Bishop of Boise.

 

“I would like to thank the Holy Father Pope Francis, Archbishop Carlos Maria Vigano and all who made possible this opportunity to serve the church in Idaho. I am humbled by the Holy Father’s confidence in me, and pray that I may be worthy of his trust,” Bishop Christensen said at a press conference Nov. 4 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

 

“This is a wonderful and diverse state with beautiful mountains and prairies, deserts, rivers and green valleys. Yet nothing reveals the love of God for this community more than the good works and faithfulness of his people. I look forward to seeing the beauty of creation through the holiness and love of Idaho Catholics, and hope that you see God’s love reflected in me in the same way.”

 

Bishop Driscoll, who submitted his letter of resignation to the pope on Aug. 8, 2014, when he turned 75 years old, applauded the pope’s choice for Idaho’s new bishop.

 

“I am thrilled with the selection of Bishop Christensen as the next Bishop of Boise. He is a man of energy and prayer and love for the church, and will find in Idaho a community of committed and faithful Catholics willing to serve and follow him in the years ahead. I am also very grateful to Pope Francis for granting my request for retirement,” Bishop Driscoll said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving the people and the Catholic Church of Idaho.”

 

Bishop Christensen will be installed as Bishop of Boise at a Mass Dec. 17 in St. John Cathedral.

 

El Papa Francisco nombra al Obispo Peter F. Christensen, de la Diócesis de Superior, Wisconsin, como octavo Obispo de Boise

 

BOISE— El Papa Francisco anunció hoy en el Vaticano que había aceptado la renuncia del Obispo Michael P. Driscoll, Séptimo Obispo de la Diócesis Católica Romana de Boise, y nombrado al Obispo Peter F. Christensen, de la Diócesis de Superior, Wisconsin, como Octavo Obispo de Boise.

 

"Me gustaría dar las gracias al Santo Padre Papa Francisco, al Arzobispo Carlos María Vigano y a todos los que hicieron posible esta oportunidad para servir a la iglesia en Idaho. Me siento muy honrado por la confianza que el Santo Padre tiene en mí,  y rezo para que yo sea digno de dicha confianza", dijo el Obispo Christensen en una conferencia de prensa el 4 de noviembre en el Centro Pastoral Diocesano.

 

"Este es un estado maravilloso y diverso, con hermosas montañas y praderas, desiertos, ríos y verdes valles. Sin embargo, nada revela el amor de Dios en esta comunidad tanto como las buenas obras y la fidelidad de su pueblo. Estoy deseando ver la belleza de la creación a través de la santidad y el amor de los católicos de Idaho, y espero que ustedes vean el amor de Dios reflejado en mí de la misma manera".

 

El Obispo Driscoll, quien presentó su carta de renuncia al

Papa el 8 de agosto de 2014, al cumplir sus 75 años, aplaudió la elección del Papa del nuevo obispo de Idaho.

 

"Estoy muy contento con la elección del Obispo Christensen como el próximo Obispo de Boise. Él es un hombre de energía, de oración, y de amor por la iglesia; y encontrará en Idaho una comunidad de católicos comprometidos y fieles dispuestos a servir y a seguirlo en los próximos años. También estoy muy agradecido con el Papa Francisco por concederme mi solicitud de retiro ", dijo el Obispo Driscoll, "he disfrutado plenamente mi tiempo al servicio del pueblo y de la Iglesia Católica de Idaho."

 

El Obispo Christensen será instalado como Obispo de Boise en una Misa el 17 de diciembre en la Catedral de San Juan.

 

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

Relatio Post Disceptationem

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Available in Spanish upon request CKing@RCDB.org (208) 350-7535

 

 

  

 

Pontifical Council

for the Family

        

   Walking With Jesus

 

 

  


  

 News from the Vatican

Retrieving Data

 

Year-End Giving

 

In what ways

can I support

the Diocese of Boise &

receive a tax deduction

 this year?

 

Year End Giving

 

 


 

 

Calendar of Events

 

Child, Youth and Adult Protection

  

 

To report a

Safe Environment concern, please contact Bob Fontaine at

BFontaine@RCDB.org

or (208) 350-7555.

 

 

What the National Review

Board Learned

 

Questions and Answers

Regarding the Canonical Process