A pastoral letter is a letter about Catholic teaching or practice from a bishop to his people. It also may be a joint letter by a group of bishops: the bishops of the United States, region, state or ecclesiastical province, black bishops, Hispanic bishops, bishops of rural dioceses, etc. A pastoral letter by the pope usually carries its own special designation. Apostolic exhortation and encyclical are among the most common forms.
What follows are pastoral letters on Marriage, Stewardship and The Power of Love written by Bishop Victor Galeone to the people of the Diocese of Saint Augustine.