A true shepherd.
“ Bishop Strickland has also been a strong voice for the perennial doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. In February he gently stood up to bullies who accused him of “condemning” LGBT people by proclaiming the truth of Church teaching about marriage and sexuality. At the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ General Assembly last November, he offered fraternal correction to bishops who allow pro-LGBT speakers to challenge Church teaching in their dioceses. At the same conference, he defended the preeminence of the slaughter of the unborn among the social justice issues of our time.
Strickland has also emerged from bishops’ meetings to pray the rosary with lay Catholics protesting the bishops’ role in the ongoing clerical sex abuse and cover-up crisis. During the 2018 USCCB General Assembly, Strickland left the hotel in which the bishops were gathered to join the 200 Catholics protesting the bishops’ role in the ongoing clerical sex abuse and cover-up crisis.
“I didn’t know if they were going to start yelling at me, or what,” he told LifeSiteNews.
“But I went, holding my rosary, praying, [and they were] very quiet, people of the family of the Church.”