Bishop's Blog / Statement on Archbishop Vigano Letter

By Bishop Strickland
Monday, January 14, 2019

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Dear Flock of Tyler,

Once again Archbishop Vigano has made a public plea and I add my voice to his as your bishop.  He urges Archbishop McCarrick to repent for his sake, for the sake of his victims, and for the sake of the Church. This is an expression of basic Catholic faith that has been sorely lacking during these months of horror.  

I ask you to join me in praying that Archbishop McCarrick and all the abusers he represents may heed this heartfelt plea. Immense healing could flow from an admission of guilt and expression of repentance from McCarrick, the other abusers and all who covered up their crimes.  

Let us pray a rosary today for a tremendous wave of repentance and healing to wash over the Church in the wake of a heartfelt admission by Archbishop McCarrick, his repentance and pledge of reparation for his sins.

In Christ’s Name,

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Bishop Strickland

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth bishop of Tyler in September of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being named bishop, he served a number of roles in the diocese, including vicar general, judicial vicar, and pastor of the Cathedral parish. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985.
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