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

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

Eucharistic Faith from 1000 Years Ago

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Eucharistic Faith from 1000 years ago

I mentioned this passage during my homily at the Priestly Ordination of Father Nick Napier, Father David Bailey, Father Albert Jerome Mott and Father Michael Ledesma on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  I also want to share it with all of you. I encouraged these fine new priests, along with all of their new priestly brothers at the ordination, to make the Eucharistic Altar of Jesus Christ the heart of their priesthood.  Let us pray for... Read More

Men's March in Washington, D.C. on June 12

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Catholic Men of the Diocese of Tyler (and the women who love them)

I encourage our faithful men to engage in this important March for Life in every way you can. If you are able to travel to Washington, D.C. and attend the March that would be great. If you aren't able to attend in person I encourage you to join with your brothers in prayerful support.  

I've asked the Knights of Columbus throughtout the Diocese of Tyler to partner with their local priests... Read More

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