Bishop Strickland’s Pastoral Reflection on Mercy

Joseph Edward Strickland By the Grace of God and the Apostolic See Bishop of Tyler TO THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS & CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, HEALTH AND BENEDICTION Jesus Christ, True Mercy This Sunday we begin the holy season of Advent and with it our solemn preparations for Christmas when we welcome our Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnation …

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Confronting the porn epidemic: a major goal for the US bishops

BALTIMORE CNA/EWTN News) – In a historic statement outlining the challenges pornography poses to the family and individuals as well as the tools available within the Church and society to combat its negative effects, the U.S. bishops say they have created a resource for healing and mercy. Read the document “Create in Me a Clean Heart”>>> “Our statement is not meant to …

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Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan to speak at Catholic Charities dinner Dec. 6

TYLER – Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, retired archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M., will speak at the Dec. 6 Catholic Charities dinner at 6 p.m. at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. The dinner will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Catholic Charities East Texas and has the theme Where Charity and Love Prevail. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland also will be present. …

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Using God’s name to justify violence is ‘blasphemy,’ Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus. “I wish to express my deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks which on Friday evening covered France in blood,” the Pope said in his …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Nov. 13

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, a Texarkana native and Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe, N.M., will be the featured speaker at the Dec. 6 dinner benefitting Catholic Charities of East Texas. The dinner, at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, begins at 6 p.m. and will include a silent auction. The Wellspring Center for Spirituality will offer an Advent retreat Dec. …

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Old CET email address is going away

TYLER – An old email address for Catholic East Texas, editorcet3@excite.com, is going away. To submit bulletins, photos and information for publication either on the website or in the magazine, please update contact information to Catholic East Texas at news@catholiceasttexas.com or Susan De Matteo, sue@catholiceasttexas.com. Submissions should be made as Word documents (.doc or .docx) or PDFs, and photos should …

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Thousands Venerate Saint Maria Goretti at Cathedral

Thousands of Catholic faithful and others came to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Monday to venerate the relics of St. Maria Goretti, the youngest canonized saint in the Catholic Church.  Long lines snaked through the Cathedral and out the side doors as visitors came from across the Diocese and from surrounding states to spend a few moments in prayer …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 28

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, a Texarkana native and Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe, N.M., will be the featured speaker at the Dec. 6 dinner benefitting Catholic Charities of East Texas. The dinner, at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, begins at 6 p.m. and will include a silent auction. The Daughters of Divine Hope will offer an 11:30 a.m. Mass …

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Father Hank Lanik honored with St. Philip Neri Award by The Pines Catholic Camp

DALLAS – Father Hank Lanik, chancellor of the Diocese of Tyler and rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, was honored Oct. 22 by the Pines Catholic Camp with the 2015 St. Philip Neri Religious/Clergy Award. The award is presented to one who “exemplifies the characteristics of St. Philip Neri, the ‘Apostle of Joy,’” and who “finds true Christian …

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Final synod document strongly backs Church teaching, beauty of family life

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – With a two-thirds majority vote, the more than 200 bishops gathered for the Vatican’s synod on the family supported Church teaching on hot-button issues such as homosexuality and communion for divorced and remarried persons. The Vatican’s synod on the family was opened by Pope Francis Oct. 4, and it will close Oct. 25. This year’s event …

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Holy Spirit Parish to host Fathers of Mercy Mission

Holy Spirit Parish in Holly Lake will hold a five-night mission featuring Father Ken Geraci of the Fathers of Mercy order, Father Michael Snider has announced. The topic of the mission is “Why be Catholic: Renewal in Christ our Savior.” The mission will be held from November 1-5, with confessions and adoration beginning each evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by the mission presentation at 6:30 p.m. Holy …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 14

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of East Texas invite all to hear Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, Texarkana native and Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe, NM, at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The evening’s theme is Where Charity and Love Prevail, and will feature dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Catholic …

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Sanctity of Life Banquet: “Love Never Fails”

Passionately stressing the value of human life in all stages and underscoring how the love of God can even be seen when the dignity of life is not respected, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland served as the keynote speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet on Oct. 12 at the Holiday Inn in Tyler. Almost 300 people of all …

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Red Mass: Flores calls on legal community to focus on what is good

TYLER – Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville called on the legal community of Tyler to “incline your hearts to what is good” at the 2015 Diocese of Tyler Red Mass on Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Red Mass is an annual celebration scheduled around the traditional beginning of the legal year.  Celebrating the Votive Mass of the …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 1

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. This event is open to ministers, political leaders and all people of good will. For tickets and more information, visit the website. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities …

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