DiNardo, Gómez elected new heads of US bishops

BALTIMORE, Md. (CNA/EWTN News) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as its president, and Archbishop Jose Gómez of Los Angeles vice-president. Cardinal DiNardo has served as conference vice-president since 2013. He was elected president at the bishops’ fall assembly Nov. 15 in Baltimore, and will serve a three-year term. The …

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Papal nuncio to US bishops: mercy will heal wounds of division

BALTIMORE, Md. (CNA/EWTN News) – The Church needs to “be on the move” to bring Christ to young people in an ever-changing world, Pope Francis’ representative to the U.S. told bishops on Monday. “Mercy is what this country needs to heal the wounds of division after a polarizing campaign,” Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., stated …

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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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Coming Together as Faithful Citizens for the Common Good

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler joins the statement of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and encourages all Americans to come together following Tuesday’s election. “With this historic election concluded, I encourage all to pray for President-Elect Trump and our reelected or newly-elected officials from both parties, that they might work together to …

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Diocese of Tyler sends more than $60K for flood recovery in La.

Through a special appeal by led by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities – Diocese of Tyler, the faithful of the Diocese of Tyler have sent more than $60,000 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge to assist with the ongoing flood relief efforts. “The floods that devastated the entire Diocese of Baton Rouge in August left …

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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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Bishop Strickland urges faithful to pray National Novena

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler is urging the faithful of the diocese to join together in praying the National Novena which will run from Oct. 30 to the eve of the election on Nov. 7. “Please pray this novena with me and urge everyone you know to join us. We face a dire situation in our nation where the sanctity of …

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Francis canonizes seven new saints, stresses prayer

ROME (CNA/EWTN News) – On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized seven new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that prayer isn’t always a smooth path, but that like the saints, Christ supports us even when it is difficult. “The saints are men and women who enter fully into the mystery of prayer. Men and women who struggle with prayer, letting the Holy …

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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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Texas bishops call for abolition of death penalty

AUSTIN — The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement calling for the abolition of the death penalty, denouncing its effects not only on victims and others immediately affected, but also on society. [English and Spanish versions of the statement suitable for bulletin inserts.] “Capital punishment vitiates our hearts’ capacity for mercy and love,” the bishops write, noting …

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Catholic Church commits to ongoing work for refugees

AUSTIN — Catholic charitable and social services will continue to work with other nonprofits serving refugees in Texas, as the state government announced its intention to step away from its role. Speaking on behalf of two dozen Catholic organizations and his fellow Catholic bishops in the state, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth said, “Our first priority is to …

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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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