Bishop's Blog

Wisdom from Msgr. Pope

Wednesday, June 07, 2023
I encourage all of us to read and reflect on this important article. You can access it through the Tweet stream you see on the right of your screen or go to National Catholic Register...

June, the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
June is Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of JesusI'm glad to share this reflection by Deacon Keith Fournier as we begin the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.+JosephDeacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS,MPhilThe month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. On... Read More

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
I wanted to share some further information regarding how to get the most benefit from Divine Mercy Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, on April 16, 2023. Divine Mercy Sunday Whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. As revealed... Read More

Bishop Strickland Statement Regarding German Bishops

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Bishop Joseph E. StricklandThe German Bishops Error and the True Understanding of the Development of Doctrine"The time is sure to come when people will not accept sound teaching, but their ears will be itching for anything new and they will collect themselves a whole series of teachers according to their... Read More

God is our Hope

Monday, March 13, 2023
God is our HopeAs your shepherd I wanted to offer a few words of hope and encouragement in the midst of the frustrating news we are hearing. Whether issues of gender confusion, or the recent vote of German bishops to deny some basic teachings of our Catholic faith, or economic... Read More

A Week Celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony

Tuesday, February 07, 2023
The photograph is of Ryan and Mary Rose Verrett. The offer a marriage ministry called Witness to Love.Catechism CornerNational Marriage Week Feb 7-14th calls us to Live the Truth about MarriageDeacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhilDean of Catholic Identity “The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage... Read More

A Pastoral Reflection

Thursday, January 26, 2023
A Pastoral Reflection from Bishop Joseph E. StricklandBishop of TylerAs 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... 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, MPhilFor 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, I... Read More

Awake from Your Slumber

Tuesday, August 02, 2022
Pope Saint John Paul II on a tripto America during the American Bicentennial,made the following comments: "We are now standing in the face of thegreatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think thatwide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian communityrealize this fully.... 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 worldAs 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... Read More