Bishop's Blog

A Very Special Christmas Blessing

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
My Dear Flock,I'm sure for many this may seem like a very strange Christmas blessing but it is my prayer that it will enhance our celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Faustina speaks of her vision of hell she reminds us that this is a... Read More

Silent Night

Friday, December 18, 2020
I don't know the origin or title of this beautiful painting but I would call it Silent Night.  It is a beautiful image of the Holy Family just after the birth of the Savior of the World. The artist captures the humanity and the divinity of this simple little family... Read More

We are God's Children

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The following was written by St. John Henry Newman.  It appeared in the popular periodical Magnificat recently.  I encourage all of us to ponder the saints words and take them to heart.Who are you?God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me... Read More

Message to the Flock #!

Friday, November 20, 2020
1. One Nation Under God Embrace the expression “one nation under God” found in the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag. We are truly “one nation under God”.  I speak directly to mothers and fathers, civic and religious leaders and all who find themselves responsible for guiding others through... Read More

Wisdom from the Saints

Monday, November 16, 2020
St. Robert Bellarmine from his treatise “On the Ascent of the Mind to God”“If you are wise, then, know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal: this is the center of your life; this is the treasure of... Read More

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