Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln
|Diocese of Lincoln
|Territory||The territory that lies south of the Platte River across Southern Nebraska|
|Area||23,844 sq mi (61,760 km2)|
|(as of 2012)
|Established||August 2, 1887 (127 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Risen Christ|
|Patron saint||Immaculate Conception|
|Bishop||James D. Conley|
|Emeritus Bishops||Fabian Bruskewitz|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln (Latin: Dioecesis Lincolnensis) is a Catholic diocese in Nebraska, United States, and comprises the majority of the eastern and central portions of the state south of the Platte River. It is a suffragan see to the Archdiocese of Omaha. The episcopal see is in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bishop James D. Conley is the current ordinary of the Diocese. Cathedral of the Risen Christ is the cathedral parish of the diocese.
In 1996, bishop Fabian Bruskewitz issued a statement forbidding Catholics in the diocese to join a number of organizations, including the Society of St. Pius X, Call to Action, Planned Parenthood, Catholics for a Free Choice, the Hemlock Society, and various Masonic groups, under pain of excommunication.
In June 2014, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Review Board for the protection of children reported that the Lincoln diocese was the only one in the United States that had yet to comply with the USCCB's charter requiring every diocese to submit its procedures for the protection of children to the Review Board for an audit.
- Total population: 588,641
- Catholic population: 96,625
- Diocese patron: Immaculate Conception
- Priests: 150
- Deacons: 3 permanent; 8 transitional
- Parishes: 134
- Seminarians: 49
- Religious priests: 10
- Religious sisters: 141
- Thomas Bonacum (1887–1911)
- John Henry Tihen (1911–1917)
- Charles Joseph O'Reilly (1918–1923)
- Francis Beckman (1924–1930)
- Louis Benedict Kucera (1930–1957)
- James Vincent Casey (1957–1967)
- Glennon Patrick Flavin (1967–1992)
- Fabian Bruskewitz (1992–2012)
- James D. Conley (2012–present)
Diocesan priests who have become bishops
- Robert F. Vasa, Bishop of Baker, Bishop of Santa Rosa in California
- Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Wichita, Bishop of Phoenix
- Michael Owen Jackels, Bishop of Wichita, Archbishop of Dubuque
- John Folda, Bishop of Fargo
- Aquinas High School, David City
- Sacred Heart High School, Falls City
- St. Cecilia High School, Hastings
- Lourdes Central Catholic High School, Nebraska City
- Pius X High School, Lincoln
- Bishop Neumann High School, Wahoo
|Wikisource has the text of a 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article about Diocese of Lincoln.|
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