Already in 2015, I've celebrated the Church's funeral rites for a number of people in the Diocese, including one of our deacons. While it may sound strange to use the word "celebrate" in conjunction with a funeral, the liturgy and rites for the dead focus us on exactly that - our celebration of Christ's victory o... Read More
I wanted to share my reflection for the January issue of the Catholic East Texas with my blog readers. I reference a survey which is underway about communications in the Diocese of Tyler. Please consider taking about 60-seconds to complete that survey online. Your responses will be of tremendous benefit for us...
Please read my Christmas Message below, but first, can you guess what my favorite toy was as a kid?
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Newborn Christ,
Merry Christmas to all of you in Northeast... Read More
Yesterday as I headed to the annual Christmas Party for the priests of the Diocese, I had some thoughts I wanted to share with you about my priesthood and the great joy of the Christmas season when we celebrate the coming of the Lord. Please keep me and all of our priests in your prayers during this special time of year.
I am excited to announce and present a new feature for my personal blog. It's a video series that we're calling "On the Road with Bishop Strickland."
With over 90 Catholic parishes, missions and institutions spread across 23,000 square miles in our 33 coutines of northeast Texas, it's not hard to imagine th... Read More
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