Meeting Our New Priests… Father Kevin Young

As part of a new video series from the staff of the Catholic East Texas, we’ll be introducing the new priests of the Diocese of Tyler – those recently ordained and those who’ve transferred to the diocese from elsewhere. In our first interview, we meet Father Kevin Young who joined the Diocese of Tyler in July of 2015. Fr. Young, a native …

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Diocesan youth to gather July 24-26 to Set A Fire in faith

More than 200 teens from around the diocese will gather on the Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School campus July 24-26 for the first Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference. The conference, called Set A Fire!, is for high school students, from those entering in the fall to those who have just graduated. It opens July 24 at 4 p.m. with registration and …

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Body of St. Maria Goretti to be in Tyler for Public Veneration Nov. 2

The major relics of St. Maria Goretti will be available for veneration at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Nov. 2, 2015, Father Carlos Martins, CC, and Father Hank Lanik, rector of the Cathedral have announced. See information and videos from the Diocese of Tyler>>> With some 40 other locations around the country, Tyler, Dallas and Houston …

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Liturgical Formation Series Begins July 11

A three-part series aimed at improving knowledge and understanding of how the Catholic Church worships is set to begin July 11 at the Chancery Office in Tyler. The theme of the series, “Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy”, is based on Bishop Joseph E. Strickland’s presentation at the 2014 Diocesan Liturgical Conference. The sessions, coordinated by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, will focus on …

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Jim Smith Announces Retirement as Finance Officer

Jim Smith, who has served as finance officer for the Diocese of Tyler for the past 22 years, has announced his retirement. Former Bishop Edmond Carmody named Smith, who worked in the insurance field in San Antonio before coming to Tyler, to the finance position in August of 1993. “On behalf of all the clergy and people of the Diocese …

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Bishop urges three new priests “tend the flock of God in your midst”

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland called the three newest priests of the Diocese of Tyler to listen to and care for the people of God “with great love, with great devotion, and with great strength in the Lord.” See photos from the ordination>>> Listen to Bishop Strickland’s homily>>> Bishop Strickland presided over the ordinations of Deacons George Elliott, Nelson …

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Joseph Edward Strickland By the Grace of God and the Apostolic See Bishop of Tyler TO THE PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS AND CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS, AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL IN THE THIRTY-THREE COUNTIES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS THAT MAKE UP THE DIOCESE OF TYLER: On the morning …

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Que Pasa: News & Notes for the Diocese of Tyler – June 24

The Diocese of Tyler is sponsoring a three-part series on the liturgy July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on music (July 11), the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from …

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Que Pasa: News & Notes for the Diocese of Tyler – June 18

The Diocese of Tyler is sponsoring a three-part series on the liturgy July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the chancery in Tyler, to help the faithful Joyfully Celebrate the Liturgy. The sessions will focus on music (July 11), the Roman Missal (Aug. 1) and environment and gestures (Sept. 12). All sessions will feature instruction from …

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USCCB Statement on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

Statement on the Occasion of the Promulgation of Laudato Si’ Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  Read the Encyclical Letter>>> With an open heart and gratitude I, along with my brother bishops in the United States, welcome Laudato Si’. In this beautiful and extensive treatment on care for our common home, …

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Beeler Joins Diocesan Staff as Appeal Manager

TYLER – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has hired Killian Beeler as Manager of the Bishop’s Appeal. Beeler, 22, is a native of Bryan-College Station and a recent graduate of the University of Dallas with a degree in history. He is a son of Ricky and Pam Beeler and has two siblings – a brother, Paul, and a sister, Cesare. The Beelers are converts …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Way…’Catholic’ movies, and talking about cremation

By FATHER MATTHEW STEHLING We are used to seeing the Church portrayed in movies. Many aspects of the Church are so iconic that when a filmmaker needs a religious aspect, Catholic traditions are used. I can’t think of an exorcism horror movie that doesn’t have a Catholic priest as a main character. How many church wedding scenes in cinematic history …

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When you care for a sick family member, you are a ‘hidden hero,’ Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his June 6 catechesis. The Pope spoke of men and women who come to work, sleep-deprived after having cared for a sick …

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Father Anthony McLaughlin Sworn-in as U.S. Citizen

Father Anthony McLaughlin, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and priest of the Diocese of Tyler, became a United States citizen this past Tuesday, completing a process started almost a year ago. Father McLaughlin is currently living in Washington, D.C., where is he is teaching Canon Law at the Catholic University of America.  He is returning to ministry in the …

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