According to Church Militant sources, Tyler, Texas, bishop Joseph Strickland is currently undergoing a “apostolic visitation” from the Vatican’s Congregation of Bishops.
The immediate focus of the examination is unknown at this time, but the increasingly outspoken prelate, dubbed “America’s Bishop,” has certainly irritated high-ranking members of the hierarchy by defending the Deposit of Faith and condemning the more heterodox opinions of various other prelates.
He was the only US bishop to attend the June 16 protest against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ support for the blasphemous Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. It created something of an embarrassment for LA archbishop Jose Gomez as well as his auxiliary bishops.
Strickland has stepped up his social media postings over the past year, going after increasingly confusing comments and holding of multiple members of the hierarchy world-wide.
While not confirmed, there is widespread speculation in certain circles that Rome is now striking back.
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