Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Bishop belongs to all

The bishop belongs to all.
Let no one be scandalized if I frequent
Th ose who are considered unworthy
Or sinful. Who is not a sinner?
Let no one be alarmed if I am seen
With compromised and dangerous people,
On the left or the right.
Let no one bind me to a group.
My door, my heart, must be open
To everyone, absolutely everyone.
The Most Reverend Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara
former Archbishop  of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife
This is taken from the installation of Bp Katherine Jefferts-Schori many years ago as the American Presiding Bishop
She has in my mind been a great leader during difficult times