Bishop's Blog



Join us in praying the Rosary on August 15

Thursday, August 06, 2020
Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, is assisting Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson, Texas with the development of a Marian Center of Eucharistic Devotion.  As we approach August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, Immaculate Conception Parish announces a special... Read More

St. John Fisher

Saturday, July 25, 2020
St. John Fisher was a Catholic bishop in England during the time of Henry VIII. He defended his flock against the heresies of the day and ultimatedly was martyred due to his resistance to the corruption of Henry VIII.  We live in a time of corruption and loss of faith that... Read More

Soul of the Apostolate Conference July 24-26

Friday, July 24, 2020
I encourage you to participate in this Conference if possible.  God bless.Soul of the Apostolate Conference and Formation Resource Souls of the Christian Apostolate “SOCA” is excited to announce its National Grand Opening with an online conference with many faithful Bishops from July 24th-26th. In answer to the crisis we... Read More

Spiritual Communion

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
From Saint Francis de Sales"When you cannot enjoy the benefit of communicating at Holy Mass, communicate at least in your heart and spirit, uniting yourself by an ardent desire to receive this life-giving flesh of our Savior... Your intention should be to advance, to strengthen and to console yourself in... Read More

An Urgent Plea to Pray the Rosary

Friday, July 10, 2020
PRAY THE ROSARYAs Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler I ask all who read this to pray at least one Rosary daily for the last 21 days of July. This is a plea for the LIGHT OF CHRIST to shine brightly in these dark days of the 21st Century. Through... Read More

Hope and Light in the Darkness

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say REJOICE"As we all face uncertainties and concerns about so many things I wanted to take a moment to share these familiar words from St. Paul to the Philippians. I can speak for myself that it is at times hard to... Read More

A Remarkable Story

Thursday, June 25, 2020
On December 8, 1854, Pius IX solemnly promulgated in the Basilica of St. Peter the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception.  Already advanced in years and of delicate health, he was in the presbytery and was speaking in a weak voice.  At that time microphones, loudspeakers, and sound amplifiers had not... Read More

A Note to the Flock

Friday, June 12, 2020
A Note to the Flock June 12, 2020 Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, As the repercussions of Mr. George Floyd’s tragic and unjust death begin to subside I wanted to take a moment to reflect more deeply with you. My hope is that we can all ask ourselves how... Read More

5th Post in the Series...Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Vote for Candidates who Support Parental Choice in EducationOne of the experiences which accompanied the COVID 19 Shelter at Home Orders was that all parents became “home school” parents. But, in a sense, all parents already WERE "home school parents". Some simply choose to share that educational mission with others... Read More
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