Bishop Strickland Barred from Saying Mass in Tyler Diocese

UPDATE: The Pillar subsequently reported that Bishop Strickland has not been banned from saying Mass, but LSN stands by its original story.

LifeSiteNews has learned that Bishop Joseph Strickland has been barred from saying Mass in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.

At a recent staff meeting, employees were reportedly informed that while Strickland cannot offer Mass in the diocese, he may do so elsewhere. The source is known to LifeSiteNews.

LifeSite has also learned that Bishop Strickland is currently on retreat at an undisclosed location. It is not known if he has been made aware of the decision.

Strickland was unceremoniously dismissed from his post as the ordinary of Tyler on November 11 after refusing Pope Francis’ request to resign. He had been serving in that role since 2012.

The decision prompted massive outcry from faithful Catholics not just in the United States but across the world due to Strickland’s reputation for being an outspoken defender of Church teachings.

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