Archives & History

Linda Porter retires, ending an era in the Diocese of Tyler

An era has come to a close in the Diocese of Tyler. Linda Khirallah Porter, diocesan Director of Faith Formation since 1994, retired Feb. 28 after more than two decades of shaping how the Catholic faith is taught in East Texas. Under Porter’s leadership, thousands of catechists have been trained and endorsed to teach in parishes, and those catechists have …

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A Look Back: An overview of some of the top headlines from the first 28 years of the Catholic East Texas

As part of the last issue of the Catholic East Texas in the newspaper format, we took a look back at some of the top (or most interesting) headlines from the first 28 years of the newspaper.  After 28 years in tabloid newspaper format, the Catholic East Texas will transition to a magazine format with the first issue slated to …

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VIDEO: Remembering Bishop Charles Herzig

With grateful hearts, this weekend we remember Bishop Charles Herzig who died in office on Sept. 7, 1991. Bishop Herzig, a man of great humility, built the very foundations of our still-growing Diocese. May he rest always in the peace of Christ. Then Msgr. Herzig, a priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, was named the first bishop of the …

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