St. Philip Institute News
Bishop Joseph Strickland Receives “The St. Thomas Aquinas Award for the Defense of Moral Truth” from the NAPA INSTITUTE
Bishop Joseph Strickland, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas and Founder of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization, received “The St. Thomas Aquinas Award for the Defense of Moral Truth” from the NAPA Institute.
The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is on Sunday September 27, 2020.
One of the ministries impacted by COVID-19 was our Three to Get Married retreat program.
On Friday, May 22nd the Family Life Office launched the “Civil Marriage Initiative” for the Diocese of Tyler.
Mikki Sciba was invited to speak at the Smart Catholics online conference that launched May16-18.
Bishop Strickland and Dr. Stacy Live Across the World with Evangelisation Australia: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic (and Isolated) Church
On May 7, 2020 Bishop Joseph Strickland and Dr. Stacy Trasancos joined the University of Notre Dame and Evangelisation Australia for a discussion on prayer, liturgy, and living out our faith in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch this discussion click here.
If you would like to see more resources on how to practice your faith during this pandemic, please visit our Virtual Diocesan Family Room.
The Director of Family Life, Deanna Johnston, and her husband Michael were recently featured in “Be Light: Marriage Renewal Date Night Series” hosted by Witness to Love Marriage Preparation Renewal Ministry. The weeklong series featured short videos by marriage leaders from around the United States, and aimed to help couples understand their marriage as a “light” in the world, following the themes of belong, believe, become, beatitude, and be light.
Witness to Love is part of our marriage formation program for engaged couples, and will soon be implemented for use with civilly married couples seeking a sacramental marriage as well as ongoing marriage enrichment in our diocese. For more information on marriage ministry in our diocese please visit stphilipinstitute.org/familylife.
On Thursday, May 7th, Dr. Luke Arredondo gave a talk via zoom on the sacrament of confession.
If you knew that a vaccine made against COVID was made through aborted baby fetal cells, would you take it? Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, TX is boldly calling out the companies who are using aborted fetal lines, and he is asking the faithful to refuse this. We as Catholics are called to stand against this and be a light in the culture of death. What if you were forced to take this vaccine? What would be your response? Dr. Stacy Trasancos works with this brave bishop, and she answers your questions and shares her thoughts. She gets into what constitutes material cooperation and she tells you why we cannot accept aborted research for COVID. She is asking you to take action now while we still have the time.
Bishop Strickland prayed out loud for an hour in participation with a Virtual Novena and offers it as an Easter Gift to his diocese.