In this Insight Dr. Mike Sirilla, Professor of Theology and Director of the M.A. Theology Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of “The Ideal Bishop: Aquinas’ Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles,” points out how St. Thomas Aquinas’ theology of the episcopacy, growing out of his commentary on St. Paul’s epistles to Timothy and Titus, is valuable for bishops in understanding better their office and for laity in having greater appreciation for the great gift Christ gave us in the office of the bishop.