Diocesan priest Fr. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, received his canonical appointment to teach on the Canon Law faculty at Catholic University of America from Donald Cardinal Wuerl last week during CUA’s Holy Mass to open the academic year. McLaughlin, who formerly served as the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese, began his teaching assignment at CUA this summer.

Noting that “we are all brothers in Christ and one Church working together for the Kingdom of God,” Bishop Joseph Strickland welcomed representatives from the Diocese of San Pedro Sula and the Diocese of La Ceiba in Honduras to Tyler for the 13th Hermanamientos Conference on Tuesday  The delegation from the two Honduran dioceses is being led by His Excellency, Michael Lenihan, OFM, Bishop of La Ceiba.

This year, the conferees are discussing “The Family in America,” focusing on the challenges faced by families and what resources the Church can devote to assisting them.