Paragraph 896

896. The Good Shepherd ought to be the model and “form” of the bishop’s pastoral office. Conscious of his own weaknesses, “the bishop . . . can have compassion for those who are ignorant and erring. He should not refuse to listen to his subjects whose welfare he promotes as of his very own children…. the faithful … should be closely attached to the bishop as the Church is to Jesus Christ, and as Jesus Christ is to the Father”:428

Let all follow the bishop, as Jesus Christ follows his Father, and the college of presbyters as the apostles; respect the deacons as you do God’s law. Let no one do anything concerning the Church in separation from the bishop.429


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

235. How does the Church on earth celebrate the liturgy?

310. What are the effects of this sacrament?

57. If God is omnipotent and provident, why then does evil exist?

384. What are the theological virtues?

40. Why is the revelation of God’s name important?

486. What must be done to avoid war?

285. How long does the presence of Christ last in the Eucharist?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does Baruch 6:2-5 teach us about the danger of trusting ourselves instead of trusting God?

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Meeting of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 33:1-20)

What is the significance of David’s song of thanksgiving to God in 2 Samuel 22?

What are Daniel’s visions of the golden image and the four beasts?

What is Ezekiel’s message about individual responsibility before God?

What is the relationship between truth and joy mentioned in 2 John 1:4?

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den (Daniel 6)