Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama
|Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama
The coat of arms of the Diocese of Birmingham
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Mobile|
|Established||28 June 1969
(split from Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham)
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Saint Paul|
|Patron saint||Saint Paul|
|Bishop||Bishop of Birmingham|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church that encompasses the northern 39 counties of the U.S. state of Alabama. It was erected on December 9, 1969, when it was split from the Archdiocese of Mobile. The diocese is part of the ecclesiastical province of Mobile.
EWTN's studios are located within the borders of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.
The diocesan bishops of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama and dates of service:
- Joseph Gregory Vath (1969-1987) (died 1987)
- Raymond James Boland (1988-1993), Bishop Emeritus
- David Edward Foley (1994-2005), Bishop Emeritus
- Robert Joseph Baker (2007–present)
Bishops who once were priests of the Diocese of Birmingham
The following men began their service as priests in Birmingham before being appointed bishops elsewhere:
- William McDermott, Bishop of the Diocese of Huancavélica, Peru. Ordained a priest in 1955 for the Diocese of Birmingham.
- Joseph Salvador Marino, Archbishop, Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh (2008-2013). Currently Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia, East Timor, and Apostolic delegate to Brunei
- Pope John Paul II Catholic High School, Huntsville
- Holy Family Cristo Rey High School, Birmingham
- Holy Spirit High School, Tuscaloosa
- John Carroll Catholic High School, Birmingham
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, McClellan
- St. Bernard Preparatory School*, Cullman
- * Operated independent of Diocese.