Jim Smith Announces Retirement as Finance Officer

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Jim Smith, who has served as finance officer for the Diocese of Tyler for the past 22 years, has announced his retirement. Former Bishop Edmond Carmody named Smith, who worked in the insurance field in San Antonio before coming to Tyler, to the finance position in August of 1993. “On behalf of all the clergy and people of the Diocese ...

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Bishop urges three new priests “tend the flock of God in your midst”

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TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland called the three newest priests of the Diocese of Tyler to listen to and care for the people of God “with great love, with great devotion, and with great strength in the Lord.” See photos from the ordination>>> Listen to Bishop Strickland’s homily>>> Bishop Strickland presided over the ordinations of Deacons George Elliott, Nelson ...

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

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Joseph Edward Strickland By the Grace of God and the Apostolic See Bishop of Tyler TO THE PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS AND CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS, AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL IN THE THIRTY-THREE COUNTIES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS THAT MAKE UP THE DIOCESE OF TYLER: On the morning ...

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Que Pasa: News & Notes for the Diocese of Tyler – June 24

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The Diocese of Tyler is sponsoring a three-part series on the liturgy July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on music (July 11), the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from ...

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Que Pasa: News & Notes for the Diocese of Tyler – June 18

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The Diocese of Tyler is sponsoring a three-part series on the liturgy July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on music (July 11), the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from ...

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USCCB Statement on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

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Statement on the Occasion of the Promulgation of Laudato Si’ Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  Read the Encyclical Letter>>> With an open heart and gratitude I, along with my brother bishops in the United States, welcome Laudato Si’. In this beautiful and extensive treatment on care for our common home, ...

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Beeler Joins Diocesan Staff as Appeal Manager

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TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has hired Killian Beeler as Manager of the Bishop’s Appeal. Beeler, 22, is a native of Bryan-College Station and a recent graduate of the University of Dallas with a degree in history. He is a son of Ricky and Pam Beeler and has two siblings – a brother, Paul, and a sister, Cesare. The Beelers are converts ...

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Way…’Catholic’ movies, and talking about cremation

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By FATHER MATTHEW STEHLING We are used to seeing the Church portrayed in movies. Many aspects of the Church are so iconic that when a filmmaker needs a religious aspect, Catholic traditions are used. I can’t think of an exorcism horror movie that doesn’t have a Catholic priest as a main character. How many church wedding scenes in cinematic history ...

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When you care for a sick family member, you are a ‘hidden hero,’ Pope says

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his June 6 catechesis. The Pope spoke of men and women who come to work, sleep-deprived after having cared for a sick ...

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Father Anthony McLaughlin Sworn-in as U.S. Citizen

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Father Anthony McLaughlin, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and priest of the Diocese of Tyler, became a United States citizen this past Tuesday, completing a process started almost a year ago. Father McLaughlin is currently living in Washington, D.C., where is he is teaching Canon Law at the Catholic University of America.  He is returning to ministry in the ...

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Additional Clergy Assignments Announced for Diocese

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Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced the following assignments for priests of the Diocese of Tyler. The assignments are effective on the dates indicated below. To see previous assignments made this summer, see this post. Effective June 20 Reverend Devaraj ARULAPPA as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, Nacogdoches. Effective July 3 Reverend Carlos RANGEL as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, ...

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Elliott, Muñoz, Neu to be Ordained for Diocese June 27

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FLINT, TX and ROME, ITALY – Three men are preparing to be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland for the Diocese of Tyler later this month.  Deacons George Elliot, Nelson Muñoz, and Joshua Neu are making canonical retreats and readying themselves for the Mass of Ordination at 10 a.m. on June 27 at the Cathedral of the ...

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Living Flesh and Blood: Fr. Nolan Lowry, STL

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Today the Universal Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — popularly known as the Feast of Corpus Christi (not to be confused with the Texas coastal town). Jesus Christ’s presence in the Holy Eucharist is the very center of the life of the Church. For me personally, not only as a priest but ...

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Bishop Names Cleckler Diocesan Business Manager

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Chad Cleckler has joined the Diocese of Tyler as Business Manager, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced. “The diocese is fortunate to have someone of Chad’s ability and experience with us at the Chancery to coordinate long-range growth and development for the Diocese of Tyler,” Bishop Strickland said. “His oversight of our business operations will help the diocese as we ...

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