Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to BishopStrickland.com, a site where I will seek to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ through my personal reflections on the Good News of the Gospel and our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to BishopStrickland.com, a site where I will seek to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ through my personal reflections on the Good News of the Gospel and our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

News & Notes

Eucharist and Confession Go Hand in Hand

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

As we celebrate the great Cure of Ars, Saint John Vianney it is worth noting that he offers us a wonderful model of priestly ministry. He is known for spending much of his time hearing confessions and he is also known for his great devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. He is very much a saint for our time because we are in need of a clear and joyful focus on both of these sacraments.

We have all heard much controversy about the Eucharist and wh... Read More

Welcome to the Diocese of Tyler

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Dear Newcomers to the Diocese of Tyler,

I want to welcome you wholeheartedly to East Texas and the Diocese of Tyler. Let us pray that your move to the piney woods is filled with blessings and new opportunities.

I’m sure that as you get settled it will be very evident that you haven’t found heaven on earth, but I’m also confident that you are coming to appreciate the community here. As a cradle Catholic who grew up in East Texas, I know that we Catholics can feel the reality that w... Read More

My Comments at the June Bishop's Meeting

Thursday, June 17, 2021

As we approach Father’s Day and continue to emerge from the pandemic I want to emphasize that our flocks are bruised and traumatized on many fronts. The recent controversy about whether persisting in denial of basic Catholic teaching disqualifies a person from receiving Our Lord in Communion has devastated many faithful Catholics. I realize that discussion of this has been postponed but as spiritual fathers and shepherds I urge us to do all we can in each of our dioceses to emphasize th... Read More

My letter to the Flock of Tyler regarding the Holy Communion Controversy

Friday, June 11, 2021

Dear Flock of Tyler,

As we move through these post-Pentecost days of Ordinary Time, let us continue to seek the peace and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

As your bishop, I want to address the controversy that the Church is facing at this time regarding our national leaders who profess the Catholic faith. My main purpose, as always, is to teach the Catholic faith clearly and give us all the knowledge we need to address the many controversies that arise. Therefore, rather than address... Read More

A Call to Pray to Saint Michael the Archangel

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

I know that many of us pray the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel on a daily basis and I encourage us to continue to seek his protection against the evils we see in the world. I encourage everyone to pray this Novena to Saint Michael the Archangel and make June 15, 2021 a Day of Prayer for the special intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel. We see much evidence of "evil spirits prowling about the world seeking the ruin of souls" in our world today. We always remember that Jesus Christ... Read More

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