Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to BishopStrickland.com, a site where I will seek to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ through my personal reflections on the Good News of the Gospel and our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to BishopStrickland.com, a site where I will seek to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ through my personal reflections on the Good News of the Gospel and our faith as Catholics.

✠ Bishop Strickland

News & Notes

Answering Pilate

Friday, April 09, 2021

As we continue the Octave of Easter and approach Divine Mercy Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, I plan to focus on answering Pilate's question to Jesus in John 18:38 "What is truth?"

The ignorance and arrogance of Pilate is on full display as he faces Jesus Christ who is truth incarnate and asks "What is truth?" Clearly, Pilate just doesn't understand but before we go too far down the road of wagging our heads at his lack of understanding we need to look at our times as well.  We a... Read More

Focus on the Family & Domestic Church this Easter

Thursday, April 01, 2021

A Blessed Triduum to all in East Texas,

I will be joining all of our priests throughot the diocese by offering the liturgies of the Easter Triduum and praying for every domestic church, every household in the Diocese of Tyler. 

I encourage individuals and families to consider how they can make the Holy Days special in their own home. If you can attend all or some of the Triduum liturgies in your parish or mission that is wonderful. Praying at Holy Thu... Read More

Confession and Divine Mercy Sunday

Monday, March 29, 2021

As we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord this Easter I make a special call for all of us to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession sometime prior to Divine Mercy Sunday on April 11. The human family is very much in need of the abundant mercy that our loving God offers us through His Son. Let us celebrate this mercy by means of the Sacrament of Mercy which Confession is. 

Saintly Insights for Holy Week

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saint John Henry Newman wrote these words about 170 years ago regarding the feeling of a great Cathedral. Although I consider our Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to be a gem, some of what Saint John Henry evokes is not our reality. As we enter into Holy Week it is our reality that the purposes of God's House are always to call us into the glorious supernatural truth of our faith. Especially as we are blessed to return to a much more incarnate and robust celebration of Holy Week this ye... Read More

Inspiration from St. Louis de Montfort

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

St. Louis de Montfort lived in the 17th and early 18th century and he was known as a holy confessor and preacher.  This quote from his time speaks to our time also.  Let us live in the Spirit he suggests "the holy names of Jesus and Mary" on our hearts.

The image speaks of these values for our Church and for our nation.

“They will be like thunder-clouds flying through the air at the slightest breath of the Holy Spirit. Attached to nothing, surprised at nothing,... Read More

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