Bishop's Blog



The Church's Clear Teaching

Friday, October 23, 2020
Our beautiful Catholic faith always shows respect for every person and calls them from the darkness of sin into the light of faith. Although the opinion expressed recently by Pope Francis is confusing let us simply turn to the Church's clear teaching on the question of legal recognition of homosexual... Read More

The Face of Jesus

Thursday, August 20, 2020
This is my favorite image of Jesus Christ. It is a painting by an 8 year old girl named Akiane Kramarik. Her remarkable story is that this painting captures the face of Jesus as she saw him in a vision. May it remind us of the Lord's Real Presence among... Read More

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
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