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 TRUTH of 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 TRUTH of our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

News & Notes

A beautiful image as we continue the Octave of Christmas

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

As we celebrate St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr, the Holy Innocents and today St. Thomas Becket we are reminded of the world's rejection of their King through the ages. Many have suffered to the point ot death for His Name and His Truth. May we willingly embrace whatever suffering we must in ordered to be counted among His faithful disciples. All Hail King Jesus!

A Very Special Christmas Blessing

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

My Dear Flock,

I'm sure for many this may seem like a very strange Christmas blessing but it is my prayer that it will enhance our celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Faustina speaks of her vision of hell she reminds us that this is a destiny we can avoid because "God so loved the world that He gave us His only Begotten Son". Let us listen to Him, repent of our sins, seek reparation for our sins and embrace the fullness of His Mercy! 

May our celebrat... Read More

Silent Night

Friday, December 18, 2020

I don't know the origin or title of this beautiful painting but I would call it Silent Night.  It is a beautiful image of the Holy Family just after the birth of the Savior of the World. The artist captures the humanity and the divinity of this simple little family in beautiful ways. As we celebrate the Year of Saint Joseph I especially focus on the man Joseph, a tired husband and brand new foster father. His exhausted wife, the Blessed Virgin Mary, leans on him and they both ponder the... Read More

We are God's Children

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The following was written by St. John Henry Newman.  It appeared in the popular periodical Magnificat recently.  I encourage all of us to ponder the saints words and take them to heart.


Who are you?

God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. Somehow, I am necessary for His purposes, as nece... Read More

Message to the Flock #!

Friday, November 20, 2020

1. One Nation Under God

Embrace the expression “one nation under God” found in the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag. We are truly “one nation under God”.  I speak directly to mothers and fathers, civic and religious leaders and all who find themselves responsible for guiding others through life and making important decisions for our society.  Do all that you do in a manner which demonstrates the fact that you are, indeed, “under God”.&nbs... Read More

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