Joseph Strickland

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Date of Birth October 31, 1958
Place of Birth Texas
Age 62 years old
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Joseph Strickland

Joseph Edward Strickland is an American prelate of the Catholic Church. Since his consecration on November 28, 2012, he has been the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler. On the announcement of his appointment, Vatican Radio called Strickland "one of North America's new generation of blogging priests" for his Running Priest Blog. He is an avid runner, having run in numerous races in the East Texas area, hence the reason for the name of his blog. Strickland succeeds Álvaro Corrada del Río, SJ, who was appointed Bishop of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in July 2011.

Archdiocese: Galveston-Houston
Diocese: Tyler
Appointed: September 29, 2012
Installed: November 28, 2012
Predecessor: Álvaro Corrada del Rio
Ordination: June 1, 1985, by Thomas Ambrose Tschoepe
Consecration: November 28, 2012, by Daniel DiNardo, Michael Sheehan, and Álvaro Corrada del Río
Birth name: Joseph Edward Strickland
Born: October 31, 1958, Fredericksburg, Texas
Nationality: American
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Alma mater: Holy Trinity Seminary
Motto: UT INHABITEM IN DOMO DOMINI, I may dwell in the house of the Lord (Psalm 27:4)

About Joseph Strickland

Notable as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, Strickland ascended to his position in late 2012.

Before Fame

He received his ordination after attending the Holy Trinity Seminary and later earned a Canon Law degree from the Catholic University of America.


In 2012, he fell ill from Hepatitis A after attending a catered Bishops' meeting in Rome, Italy.

Family Life

Born in Fredericksburg, Texas, he grew up as a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.


He and Daniel Flores both became bishops of Roman Catholic dioceses in Texas.

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Latest information about Joseph Strickland updated on January 20, 2021.

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