Saturday, December 24, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
To conclude the Year of Mercy, I have written a pastoral exhortation to the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. The complete text of the exhortation is below in and it can also be printed in English and Spanish from this PDF.
JOSEPH EDWARD... Read More
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
I am pleased to join the statement of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and I encourage all Americans to come together following Tuesday’s election.
I would also add: With this historic election concluded, I encourage all to pray for President-Elect Trump and our reelected... Read More
Friday, October 14, 2016
As we prepare for the election in November, I think it was important that I address the critically significant issues that we face. I agree with the statement that I have often heard that the choice of a leader for a society is primarily a reflection of where a society... Read More
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
A full page ad placed in the San Antonio Express-News, the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News on Monday, September 12, by so-called "Catholics for Choice" attempted to mis-lead the public by claiming that they are a legitimate voice of the Catholic Church. I applaud my brother bishops... Read More
Friday, August 12, 2016
JOSEPH EDWARD STRICKLAND
BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE APOSTOLIC SEE
BISHOP OF TYLER
TO THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS & CATHOLIC FAITHFUL
OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER,
HEALTH AND BENEDICTION
Sunday, The Lord’s Day and Our Day
As we continue in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, a large portion... Read More
Friday, July 29, 2016
On Wednesday, we left the joyful atmosphere of World Youth Day and entered one of the darkest places on Earth. It was a very emotional, but powerful experience for all of us, and our young people left knowing that the light of Christ Jesus can never be extinguished.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
We are having an incredible adventure in Poland for World Youth Day 2016 as we grow in faith and fraternity with our group of 55 from the Diocese of Tyler, as well as with millions of others from the Church universal who have gathered with Pope Francis to learn about... Read More
Thursday, July 07, 2016
If you haven't checked out the photos recently posted to my Photo Gallery I encourage you to take a look. Great slices of the life of the diocese.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
July 6th we celebrated St. Maria Goretti and the liturgy brought back pleasant memories of the visit of her relics to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception last November.
The readings of the liturgy were especially appropriate for the wonderful witness that this young girl continues to give to the... Read More