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Bishop Joseph Strickland.

Bishop Strickland was advised to leave Tyler Diocese but can still say Mass there

Dec 8, 2023

By Matt McDonald

“I have received no such instruction,” Strickland said by text Thursday night, responding to a report that he has been... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland, who was removed as the leader of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, by Pope Francis on Nov. 11, 2023, leads the recitation of the rosary outside the site of the U.S. bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023.

Ousted Bishop Strickland leads rosary outside U.S. bishops’ conference

Nov 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Joseph Strickland didn’t join his fellow U.S. bishops at their annual fall assembly on Tuesday, but he wasn’t far... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Strickland saga: Ousted bishop speculates on reasons the Vatican removed him

Nov 12, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

“I really can’t look to any reason except I’ve threatened some of the powers that be with the truth of... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Bishop Strickland refused to resign, cardinal says

Nov 11, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, from his post Saturday after he refused to resign, according to... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Pope Francis relieves Strickland of his duties as bishop of Tyler

Nov 11, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Joseph Strickland’s removal on Nov. 11 comes after the Vatican Dicastery for Bishops completed a formal investigation in the... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Bishop Strickland: ‘no communication from Rome’ following apostolic visitation

Sep 22, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Joseph Strickland said if Pope Francis were to remove him from office he would respect the Holy Father’s authority... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Bishop Strickland: Church has ‘no authority whatsoever’ to ordain women to priesthood

Sep 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The bishop issued the letter as a follow-up to an August document in which he warned of attempts to “present... Read more

Bishop Strickland addresses the recent apostolic visitation on his podcast last week.

Bishop Strickland denies wrongdoing, says Vatican inquiry ‘not fun’

Jul 25, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“I’ve got nothing to hide,” the bishop said in a show excerpt posted to YouTube. Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Cordileone, Strickland condemn ‘scurrilous’ false schism message 

Jul 17, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Earlier this month an image had circulated on social media appearing to suggest Strickland backed a move toward a “separation... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

On heels of apostolic visitation, Bishop Strickland keeps up presence on social media

Jun 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, has continued his prolific tweeting amid the apostolic visitation ordered by Pope Francis. Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

UPDATE: Vatican-ordered investigation targets Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas

Jun 25, 2023

By Shannon Mullen, Jonathan Liedl

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops has completed a formal investigation of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and the Diocese of Tyler,... Read more


Spanish bishop: LGBT ideology ‘has feet of clay and will fall’

Jun 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain said that “the LGBT ideology has feet of clay.” Read more

President Joe Biden responds to a question from EWTN's Owen Jensen about the Catholic bishops' position on federal funding of abortion.

Biden claims the pope and some bishops are open to taxpayer funded abortion

Feb 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

President Joe Biden this week claimed that Pope Francis and some bishops are not on board with the USCCB’s statement... Read more

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron speaking April 25, 2019 at The Catholic University of America.

‘We weep with Jesus’: Catholic bishops lament pro-abortion ballot victories

Nov 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As pro-abortion measures won on state ballots and pro-life measures faced defeat, Catholic bishops responded to election results with profound... Read more

Co-producer Angelo Libutti directs a scene of the feeding of the 5000.

‘Eucharistic Miracles’ movie begins filming, seeks extras and financial support to complete project

Nov 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

On a cold and windy October day, 171 volunteers showed up in the mountains of Tehachapi, California, to be extras... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.

More prelates reject delays of US bishops' discussion of Eucharistic coherence

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

More Catholic bishops have spoken out in support of continuing as planned the process to address “Eucharistic coherence,” namely Christian... Read more

"Worship Protest" on the National Mall during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysis: Who speaks for American Catholics?

Dec 16, 2020

By Ed Condon

Catholics are looking to the Church for guidance. What they see and hear are wildly conflicting signals about where the Church stands,... Read more

The ethics of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

Nov 17, 2020

While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the... Read more

Fr. James Altman. YouTube screenshot.

La Crosse bishop to correct ‘Catholics can’t be Democrats’ priest

Sep 9, 2020

After a Wisconsin priest said in a viral video that no Catholic can be a Democrat, the priest’s bishop said... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

Nov 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more