Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

In response to the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland issued the following statement:  “It is with great joy that we receive the news of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dobbs v....
“Why We Adore Him?” A Holy Thursday Message

“Why We Adore Him?” A Holy Thursday Message

I hope the title of this reflection gets the attention of the reader because in many ways it gets to the heart of the matter. As I attempt to explain why Eucharistic Adoration is so important in my life and why I want to encourage every Catholic in the Diocese of...
Festival Week of the Virgin Mary: Dec. 5-12

Festival Week of the Virgin Mary: Dec. 5-12

As bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, I invite the faithful of the diocese to enter into a Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary celebrating the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the 3rd Sunday of...
2022: Year of Mary and the Eucharist

2022: Year of Mary and the Eucharist

As we draw to the close of the Year of Saint Joseph, we give thanks for all of the graces and inspirations we have received. Although the Year of Saint Joseph closes officially on December 8, 2021, we will of course continue to be inspired by his model of manly faith....
Bishop’s Statement on Communion and Scandal

Bishop’s Statement on Communion and Scandal

“He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 I feel compelled to speak to you with the clarity that flows from the Word of God and the Deposit of Faith...
Bishop Strickland Speaks at Local Prayer Rally

Bishop Strickland Speaks at Local Prayer Rally

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland joined several local religious leaders for an Inter-Faith Prayer Rally at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Oct. 17. Several hundred people were present as the speakers reflected on scripture pasages and prayed for the...