Bishop's Blog

An Iimportant article that clearly addresses Fiducia Supplicans

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
From the article by Father Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap."Third, while couples in irregular marriages and same-sex couples can be blessed, what cannot be blessed, and so validated, is the sin in which they are engaged.  It is impossible to bless an immoral act, and to attempt to do so... Read More

Statement from the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
I pray that many dioceses will follow this path...Statement of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astanaregarding the Declaration “Fiducia supplicans”, published by theDicastery of the Doctrine of Faith and approved by Pope Francis on December 18, 2023  The manifest purpose of the Declaration of the Holy See, Fiducia supplicans, is to allow “the possibility of blessing couples in irregular situations and... Read More

A Letter to my Brother Priests

Thursday, December 14, 2023
December 8, 2023The Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionMy Dear Priestly Brothers,As we begin a new liturgical year, I am compelled to reach out to as many of you as possible with a simple but profound request - to join me in an important renewal of our priestly lives. I urge... Read More

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