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

Calling All Ham Radio Operators

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

As another winter approaches I am encouraging an effort to establish a Ham Radio connection in the Diocese of Tyler.  I pray that we don't have another experience like the Deep Freeze of February 2021 but it is good to be prepared. I honestly know little about Ham Radio but I do understand that it is a good communication tool when the usual communications that we have become accustomed to are not available. It seems wise to network those who are already involved in Ham Radio and encourag... Read More

An important prayer for our time

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The attached image is called "Amazing Lights", it seems especially appropriate as we celebrate the 104th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima in 1917. Interestingly these amazing lights are especially active as we celebrate this important date. 

In 1910 only a few years before the Miracles at Fatima, which also carried dire warnings for humanity, Pope St. Pius X issued the "Oath Against Modernism" printed here.


“I sincerely hold that the doc... Read More

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

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