BISHOP STRIKLAND'S PUBLIC STATEMENT TO THE DIOCESE
Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and all Holy Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler,
A letter (see below) by Archbishop Vigano, former Nuncio to the United States, raises grave allegations and calls for the resignation of numerous high ranking prelates including Pope Francis.
Let us be clear that they are still allegations but as your shepherd I find them to be credible. Using this standard the response must be a thorough investigation similar to those conducted any time allegations are deemed to be credible. I do not have the authority to launch such an investigation but I will lend my voice in whatever way necessary to call for this investigation and urge that it’s findings demand accountability of all found to be culpable even at the highest levels of the Church.
As this unfolds I urge all in the Diocese of Tyler to pray fervently for Holy Mother Church and beg the Intercession of Our Blessed Mother. We are the flock of Jesus Christ. He is Lord of His Church and His Holy Spirit will guide us through this darkness.
Almighty God Father, Son and Spirit have mercy on your Church and cleanse her in the fires of your Love.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for us
All Sainted Popes & Bishops in Heaven, Pray for us
All Holy Men and Women, Pray for us
I direct all priests to include this notice in the masses on August 26, and post it on their websites and other social media immediately.
Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland
Bishop of Tyler
TESTIMONY by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana Apostolic Nuncio
Ex-Nuncio Accuses Pope Francis of Failing to Act on McCarrick’s Abuse
The mission of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church of Lufkin, Texas is to follow the way of the Lord Jesus Christ as faithful disciples. We invite each man, woman and child in our parish to begin the transformation from Church member to fully formed Christian disciple by conviction.
Being a disciple by conviction requires that we know the Gospel, believe the Gospel, live the Gospel and share the Gospel with others. Becoming a properly formed Catholic is a lifelong adventure of saying “no” to casual or cultural Catholicism by saying “yes” to the liberating truth of the Word of God and living by grace through faith in the Son of God.
With Jesus Christ and the sacraments of His Church as our center, our goal is to encourage every parishioner of St. Andrew’s to enter a path of following Jesus through serious discipleship formation, spiritual growth and Christian community. Please avail yourselves of the resources in this website.
"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." -- St. Jerome
"In this way, therefore, through the reading and study of the sacred books ’the word of God may spread rapidly and be glorified’ (2 Thessalonians 3:1) and the treasure of revelation, entrusted to the Church, may more and more fill the hearts of men. Just as the life of the Church is strengthened through more frequent celebration of the Eucharistic mystery, similarly we may hope for a new stimulus for the life of the Spirit from a growing reverence for the word of God, which 'lasts forever’ (Isaiah 40.8; see 1 Peter 1:23-25)."
– Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation of the Second Vatican Council
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