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

A Pastoral Reflection

Thursday, January 26, 2023

A Pastoral Reflection from Bishop Joseph E. Strickland

Bishop of Tyler

As we continue this time of Eucharistic Revival, I have been considering the best ways I can promote reverent reception of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. As your shepherd, I know that the worthy and reverent reception of the Eucharist is essential. I want to focus specifically on the question of receiving both species of... Read More

Thoughts on Halloween

Thursday, October 13, 2022

I thought this was a timely article for our consideration...


OPINION: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Deacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil

For years, one of my favorite online magazines Has been Crisis. In 2013  they offered an insightful article on Halloween by Sean Fitzpatrick entitled All Hallows Eve or Halloween? Like many,... Read More

Awake from Your Slumber

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Pope Saint John Paul II on a trip

to America during the American Bicentennial,

made the following comments:


"We are now standing in the face of the

greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that

wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community

realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church

and the anti-Church, of the Gospel v... Read More

July 26, Saints Joachim and Anne

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Saints Joachim and Anne- may they speak God’s Truth to our sinful world

As we celebrate Saints Joachim and Anne whose Memorial is July 26, I believe it is critical that we beg their intercession at this time in our nation and in our world. We acknowledge that their names are not mentioned in Sacred Scripture but the earliest traditions of the Church include them as the parents of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Regardless of whether their names are accurate, obviously... Read More

July and the Precious Blood of Jesus

Thursday, July 14, 2022

As we continue the month of July and honor the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, I wanted to share this beautiful chaplet from the book, “In Sinu Jesu”. Let us pray for all ordained priests to be washed and fortified in the Precious Blood of Our Savior Jesus Christ. The saints and martyrs remind us of the power of the Precious Blood and as we face the great challenges of the world today we must all seek strength in the Precious Blood poured out for us all.

May all priests p... Read More

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