On November 10, a Cal Catholic reader writes that a deacon friend in the Diocese of Tyler (Texas) asked his bishop about the upcoming US bishops meeting next week. Below is his bishop’s response:
“A dark cloud has descended on this nation when the USCCB and Planned Parenthood speak in unison in support of a Biden-Harris administration that supports the slaughter of innocents by abortion for all 9 months of pregnancy.”
Would that it were just a cloud…
Bishop Strickland – How absolutely horrible that Biden and Harris, though both Catholic approve this barbaric killing of babies up to 9 months in the womb. It makes me cry when I think the people of America would vote these 2 people into office knowing their approval of helping Planned Parenthood. We must pray and pray hard for all these babies.
Blessings to you Bishop Strickland,
I love you Bishop Strickland! Stay brave and vocal! God is with you.
It’s interesting that those posting here who appreciate Bishop Strickland’s courage and candor post without pseudonyms or anonymity.
It shouldn’t surprise us that this good bishop has vocations to the priesthood and diaconate and a chancery with an intelligent and young staff.
He is an inspiring leader and a spiritual father.
It’s very sad, however, that he had to be publicly critical of the USCCB, but, that’s on the USCCB. I’m sure Mr. Biden is not invited to Holy Communion in the Diocese of Tyler (unless he repents). The bishop has “too much” concern for souls, including Mr. Biden’s and his own, the Church and its witness to permit such scandal and desecration.
Deacon Anderson– I share your enthusiastic support of the outstanding Bishop Strickland! He is excellent! Would just love to live in his Diocese!
Bishop Strickland speaks the truth, because he is a true shepherd, not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, like many others. Why do so many bishops speak like Marxist politicians?