Marriage & Family

Bishop Invites Feedback on Family Topics for Synod

This October, Cardinals and Bishops from across the world will gather in Rome for the Ordinary Synod of Bishops. This Synod will be considering the vocation and mission of the family both in the Church and in contemporary society. The Vatican has a working preparatory document (called a lineamenta) that is composed of the concluding report from the 2014 Extraordinary Synod …

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Called ‘Direct Assault’ on Marriage, Morality

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The new movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” is “a direct assault on Christian marriage and on the moral and spiritual strength of God’s people,” Cincinnati’s archbishop told pastors in his archdiocese. “We need to inform our people about the destructive message of this movie and to highlight the beauty of God’s design for loving relationships between a …

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Married Couples Praised as a Blessing, Honored for Commitment

Over 30 couples who have been married for 50 or more years celebrated their anniversaries on Saturday with Bishop Joseph E. Strickland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler as part of the Diocese of Tyler’s celebration of World Marriage Day. See photos from the Mass>>> Organized by the diocesan office of marriage and family life, the Mass …

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Texas Catholic Conference Training Day Scheduled for Feb. 28

A training session for all interested in participating in the annual Texas Catholic Conference Advocacy Day is scheduled for Feb. 28 at the Cathedral Center in Tyler, Fr. Nolan Lowry has announced. The TCC Advocacy Day is a bi-annual rally at the Texas State Capitol hosted by the Texas Bishops to promote the Church’s values of Life, Justice, Charity, and …

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Cathedral to Host Married Couples Retreat March 21-22

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is sponsoring a “Married Couples Retreat” on March 21–22 at the Magnuson Hotel, Tyler, Texas.  Lloyd and Jan Tate are the presenting couple. The Tates have served the Catholic Church as a couple in numerous ministries over the years with a particular emphasis on engaged preparation and marriage enrichment.  They have prepared engaged couples for …

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Marriage Preparation Events Announced for 2015

The Diocese of Tyler’s Office of Marriage & Family Life has announced its schedule of marriage preparation days and weekends for 2015. These sessions, held in both English and Spanish, are designed to give couples preparing for marriage the tools that will help them live out a faithful, permanent and fruitful commitment. January 31, 2015 – Marriage Prep Day February …

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Diocese to Welcome Fatima Dominicans Thanks to Catholic Extension

The Diocese of Tyler will welcome consecrated religious from the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima as part of a five-year grant from Catholic Extension aimed at creating a partnership for the Latin American congregations as well as the U.S. dioceses involved, Bishop Joseph Strickland has announced. Catholic Extension, a papal society that has been …

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Marian Conference Focuses on Family

About 250 people from across the Diocese of Tyler attended Saturday’s Marian Conference on the campus of Bishop Gorman Schools in Tyler which focused on the Virgin Mary’s role in the family. The day began with Solemn Mass and a Eucharistic Procession celebrated by Bishop Joseph Strickland at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul. In his homily, Bishop Strickland focused …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on the Extraordinary Synod for the Family

From October 5-19, 2014, bishops from around the world will gather with Pope Francis in Extraordinary Synod in Rome to consider the pastoral challenges facing the family. A Synod is simply a gathering of bishops that advise the Holy Father by providing counsel on important issues facing the people of God. By their very nature, the topics that will be …

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