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By Bishop Strickland
Friday, November 20, 2020

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1. One Nation Under God

Embrace the expression “one nation under God” found in the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag. We are truly “one nation under God”.  I speak directly to mothers and fathers, civic and religious leaders and all who find themselves responsible for guiding others through life and making important decisions for our society.  Do all that you do in a manner which demonstrates the fact that you are, indeed, “under God”.  As a pastor, I believe that neglecting to live our lives “under God” is at the root of the ills that we are experiencing in our society.  I implore you to recommit personally and communally to living out your daily lives as children of God.

Bishop Strickland

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth bishop of Tyler in September of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being named bishop, he served a number of roles in the diocese, including vicar general, judicial vicar, and pastor of the Cathedral parish. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985.
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