Bishop's Blog / The Sancitity of Life

By Joseph Strickland
Thursday, October 10, 2013

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"In reality it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear".

This quote from Gaudium et Spes in the Catechism gives us much to ponder.  It speaks to the foundations for the sanctity of life that the Church proclaims with such joy and hope.  We know that the earliest words of scripture in Genesis tell us that we are created in God's image.  This quote reminds us of the astounding reality that God has entered into this creature created in His image in a wondrous way.  God has given His own Son that human life might be profoundly sacred once again as He originally intended.

Let us continue to work in our society in order to wake up God's people to this tremendous truth.


Joseph 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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