Bishop's Blog

Letter to the Faithful November 27,2023

Monday, November 27, 2023
An Open Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Joseph E. Strickland: As I am sure you have heard by now, I have been removed as Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler.  I was asked to meet with the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and in that meeting I was read... Read More

Spanish Translation of October 17th Letter

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Gracias por su paciencia!Oct. 17 Spanish Pastoral ltr.pdf

Pastoral Letters from October 3 and October 10 in Spanish

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Gracias por su paciencia en recibiendo estas cartas.Spanish Oct. 3 letter.pdfSpanish Oct 10 letter.pdf

Lift High the Cross- Letter #7 issued October 17

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Let us embrace the cross of Jesus Christ, a sign of contradiction that brings us the saving power of His sacrifice and Resurrection.Pastoral letter Oct. 17, 2023.pdf

A Timely and Important Message from St. Vincent of Lerins

Friday, October 13, 2023
St. Vincent of Lerins was a 5th Century Gallic Monk who wrote on orthodox Christian practice, this is an excerpt from his writing which is included in the Office of Reading on Friday of the 27th week of Ordinary Time. He offers timely guidance on the issue of the development... Read More

Pastoral Letter #6 regarding the error of universalism

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
This letter reminds us that Jesus Christ is our only Lord and Savior and that we must repent of our sins and seek to follow Him more closely each day. Let us take this message to heart with great joy and do our best to grow closer to the Sacred... Read More

A Special Prayer for October

Thursday, October 05, 2023
Let us pray this beautiful prayer during the Synod.Prayer for the 2023 ‘Synod on Synodality’, + Athanasius Schneider.pdf

Spanish translation of letter issued September 26, 2023

Tuesday, October 03, 2023
La carta de 26 de Septiembre, 2023Final_Release_v3_September_26_2023_SPANISH.docx

Letter #5 on Human Love in the Divine Plan

Tuesday, October 03, 2023
This letter is especially important in light of the statements we are seeing from Rome that speak of undermining "Human Love in the Divine Plan". Let us be clear that this truth cannot be changed. As Cardinal Ladaria said in March of 2021, the Church cannot bless sin. Let us... Read More

Letter on Our Humanity, Rooted in God

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
I'm pleased to share another letter following on my Pastoral Letter published August 22, 2023. Let us rejoice that we are "wonderfully made" in the image and likeness of God.Pastoral letter Sept 26, 2023.pdf