On November 13, 2018, Bishop Strickland prayed alongside lay Catholics who were frustrated with how the abuse crisis has been handle outside a US bishops’ meeting. At this event, he urged his fellow bishops to uphold the Deposit of Faith saying, “If you look at most issues, the truth is pretty clear. It’s tough, it’s hard to live, but look at the moral teaching of the Church on sexuality, it’s really pretty clear…any sexual immorality is sinful.”