Bishop's Blog

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

July and the Precious Blood of Jesus

Thursday, July 14, 2022
As we continue the month of July and honor the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, I wanted to share this beautiful chaplet from the book, “In Sinu Jesu”. Let us pray for all ordained priests to be washed and fortified in the Precious Blood of Our Savior Jesus Christ. The... Read More

A Prayer for the Sanctity of LIfe

Friday, July 01, 2022
As we begin July, I ask all of us to offer this beautiful prayer at least on Sundays and daily if possible. It was given to me with the request that we offer this prayer from now through the month of October. It reminds us that God is the author... Read More

St. Justin Martyr- A Saint for Our Time

Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Justin the Martyr is a Model for Our MissionDeacon Keith FournierOne has only to open social media or any other source of news to discover the obvious. Our Society is in a serious moral decline. Many refer to it as a new pagan age. I prefer to say we are... Read More

A Great Reminder of Who We Are

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
From a letter to Diognetus (Nn. 5-6; Funk, 397-401) The Christian in the world Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit separate cities of their own, or speak a strange dialect, or follow some outlandish way of life. Their teaching is... Read More

A Great Mother's Day Reflection by Deacon Keith Fournier

Friday, May 06, 2022
Mother’s Day and the Gift of Mary as Mother Deacon Keith FournierMother’s Day is on Sunday May 8, 2022. On this day, our hearts and minds rightly turn to the woman who gave us life and showed us the beauty of steadfast love throughout our entire lives. On Tuesday, March... Read More