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CLSA Member Named Bishop

Monday, October 01, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Colleen Crawford
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Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Joseph E. Strickland, vicar general of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, as bishop of Tyler. The bishop-elect was born in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1958 and ordained a priest for the Diocese of Dallas in 1985 (prior to the creation of the Diocese of Tyler). He earned a licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America in 1994 and has been a member of the CLSA since 1993.

Among other roles, bishop-elect Strickland has served the Diocese of Tyler as a parochial vicar, diocesan vocations director, diocesan scout chaplain, rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and as a member of the diocesan tribunal. In 1995, he was named a prelate of honor with the title monsignor, and in 2010, he was appointed vicar general of the Tyler diocese.

Bishop-elect Strickland succeeds Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio, S.J., who was named bishop of the Diocese of Mayaguez in Puerto Rico in 2011.

Please join the CLSA in congratulating bishop-elect Strickland on this new appointment.


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