Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Tyler’

Bishop Strickland refuses to resign gracefully

Monday, November 13th, 2023

In an unsurprising move, Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland from his position as the head of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. His action on Saturday follows an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese and Strickland’s refusal to resign when the Pope offered him the chance to do so gracefully. The Vatican initiated an Apostolic Visitation Read more

Always listen to the pope, regardless of who he is

Monday, October 2nd, 2023
listen to the pope

Always listen to the pope regardless of who he is, says Cardinal Christophe Pierre. In an address the day before he was elevated to the College of Cardinals, Pierre says it is difficult for Catholics to claim allegiance to the pope while openly criticising the incumbent. Pierre’s reminder always to listen to the Pope comes Read more

Bishop Strickland says he will not resign if pope asks. What comes next?

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Firebrand Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland, who has been subject to a Vatican investigation over his leadership style and right-wing comments on social media, has recently vowed not to resign or “voluntarily abandon” his diocese, even if Pope Francis asks him to do so. But the Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law leaves Strickland little to Read more

Synod to unveil ‘true schismatics’

Monday, August 28th, 2023
true schismatics

In a public letter, controversial Bishop of Tyler, Texas, Joseph Strickland has predicted an unveiling of ‘true schismatics’ at the forthcoming Synod of Bishops on synodality in Rome this October. Strickland boldly states “Those advocating for changes in matters that are unalterable are, in fact, trying to seize control of Christ’s church, rendering them the Read more

Nothing to hide – Bishop Strickland denies wrongdoing

Thursday, July 27th, 2023
I've got nothing to hide

Bishop Joseph E Strickland of Tyler, Texas, has adamantly denied any misconduct connected to the Vatican’s investigation into his actions and those of his diocese, stating “I’ve got nothing to hide.” The apostolic visitation, which he described as “not fun,” was conducted by delegates from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, focusing on various aspects of Read more

Controversial comments earn bishop a ‘Vatican visit’

Thursday, June 29th, 2023
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The Vatican has launched a formal investigation into Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland, a figure known for his controversial statements. Among the comments, Strickland accused Pope Francis of undermining the Catholic faith. This investigation, known as an apostolic visitation, was confirmed by Elizabeth Slaten, the Diocese of Tyler, Texas communications director. Slaten revealed that the visitation Read more

Pope Francis is “undermining the Deposit of Faith”!

Thursday, May 18th, 2023
undermining the Deposit of Faith

A controversial US Catholic bishop has expressed concerns about Pope Francis, alleging he is “undermining the Deposit of Faith.” Bishop Joseph Strickland (pictured) of Tyler, Texas, is a vocal critic of the current pontiff. He gained notoriety for his contentious relationship with Francis, even inviting the pope to dismiss him in the past. However, while Read more