General News

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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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 12

The Diocese of Tyler will observe a week of prayer Oct. 15-21 for those affected by abuse. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has issued a decree urging each parish, mission, and other institution in the diocese, as well as the faithful of the diocese, to join in prayer for victims and for the conversion of hearts of perpetrators. All are encouraged to …

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Diocese of Tyler declared in compliance with Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

TYLER – The Diocese of Tyler has once again been declared in compliance with the U.S. bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the document drafted in 2002 in response to the sex abuse crisis ripping through the Church at the time. The Charter has been updated several times since. It can be found on the bishops’ …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Sept. 21

The second annual East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet is Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the KE Bushman Event Center in Bullard. Nikolas Nikas, co-founder and president of the Bioethics Defense Fund, will be the featured speaker. The banquet will focus on the sanctity of all human life, from infants at the first moment of conception to people …

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George Cronin, Louis Owen presented 2016 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Awards

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland presented George Cronin with the 2016 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award for his work in building ramps for the wheelchair-bound during a Sept. 11 Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The late Louis Owen also was given the award, posthumously, for his many years of philanthropy. The award is named for Bishop …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Sept. 7

  The second annual East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet is Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the KE Bushman Event Center in Bullard. Nikolas Nikas, co-founder and president of the Bioethics Defense Fund, will be the featured speaker. The banquet will focus on the sanctity of all human life, from infants at the first moment of conception to …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Aug. 24

The second annual East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet is Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the KE Bushman Event Center in Bullard. Nikolas Nikas, co-founder and president of the Bioethics Defense Fund, will be the featured speaker. The banquet will focus on the sanctity of all human life, from infants at the first moment of conception to people …

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Nominations Open for 2016 Herzig Award

The Diocese of Tyler is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Bishop Charles E. Herzig Humanitarian Award. The award is named in honor of Bishop Herzig who led the diocese from its creation in 1987 until his death in 1991. The annual award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions within the Diocese of Tyler in seeking to promote human …

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Louis Owen, local philanthropist and businessman, dies

Louis Owen, a Tyler businessman, philanthropist and long-time supporter of the Diocese of Tyler, died on Wednesday morning in Tyler. He was 82. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial for Owen on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint, with internment to follow. The family will greet visitors on Tuesday …

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