General News

Good Shepherd Health System in Longview joins CHRISTUS, becomes Catholic institution

Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health. This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two health systems to work together to improve access to care for patients and expand health care services throughout East Texas. …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Feb. 1

In 2017, the Diocese of Tyler will honor our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate our 30th year of carrying out the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church in East Texas. The Diocese of Tyler was canonically erected on Dec. 12, 1986, by an Apostolic Bull of Pope St. John Paul II, which created the new …

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Malakoff’s Mary Queen of Heaven Parish celebrates ‘resurrection story’ with dedication of new church

MALAKOFF – Like the phoenix of myth, Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Malakoff has risen from the ashes. The original church, a former sewing factory purchased and renovated by the Malakoff Catholic community in 1996, was ravaged by fire on April 25, 2013, after an SUV crashed into the building and ignited. The fire started in the sacristy, in …

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Catholic schools in diocese to celebrate Christ-centered education during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

TYLER – Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler and around the nation will again celebrate and proclaim their unique gift to education in the U.S. with events scheduled during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4. The theme for this year’s celebration is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Tyler will observe …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Jan. 11

In 2017, the Diocese of Tyler will honor our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate our 30th year of carrying out the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church in East Texas. The Diocese of Tyler was canonically erected on Dec. 12, 1986, by an Apostolic Bull of Pope St. John Paul II, which created …

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Archbishop Emeritus Patricio Flores of San Antonio dies

Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, 87, fourth archbishop of San Antonio who was the first Mexican-American elevated to the hierarchy in the Catholic Church in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio. He had previously been briefly hospitalized at Baptist Medical Center. Prior to the …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Dec. 28

  The Diocesan Office of Youth Evangelization and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are hosting a Sanctity of Life Day for Teens Saturday, Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Topics for the day will include Bioethics/Stem cell Research, presented by Dr. Allison Low, MD, MA; Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, by Father Anthony Stoeppel; Theology of the Body and Same-Sex Attraction, …

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Christmas Message of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland

It is a joy to greet you as we celebrate, once again, the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ this Christmas. As your bishop, it truly is a blessing and an honor to serve you throughout the year, living in the light of the Savior that we welcome during this blessed season. The Incarnation of the Son of God that …

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Pastoral Exhortation: God’s Mercy through the Ministry of the Church

To conclude the Year of Mercy, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has issued a pastoral exhortation to the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. The complete text of the exhortation is below in English and Spanish and can also be printed in English and Spanish from this PDF. JOSEPH EDWARD STRICKLAND BY THE GRACE …

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Search Committee Formed for Bishop Gorman Principal

A search committee to replace long-time principal Jim Franz at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School has been announced, according to Very Rev. Daniel P. Dower, episcopal vicar of education for the Diocese of Tyler. Franz announced his retirement earlier this year after 19 years as principal at Bishop Gorman. He will remain through the 2016-17 academic year. Members of the …

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