Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville

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Diocese of Brownsville
Dioecesis Brownsvillensis
Diocese of Brownsville, TX.jpg
Country United States
Territory Counties of Starr, Willacy, Hidalgo, and Cameron counties in Southern Texas
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Metropolitan Brownsville, Texas
- Catholics

943,611 (85%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established July 10, 1965
Cathedral Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Daniel E. Flores
Bishop of Brownsville
Metropolitan Archbishop Daniel DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Emeritus Bishops Raymundo Joseph Peña
Diocese of Brownsville in Texas.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville (Latin: Dioecesis Brownsvillensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on July 10, 1965.

The Diocese has the highest percentage of Catholics to total diocese population in the United States: as of 2006 there were 943,611 Catholics among a total population of 1,110,130, or 85.0%.[1]


The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. Adolph Marx (1965)
  2. Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1966–1970)
  3. John Joseph Fitzpatrick (1971–1991)
  4. Enrique San Pedro, SJ (1991–1994)
  5. Raymundo Joseph Peña (1994—2009)
  6. Daniel E. Flores (2009–)


Middle and Elementary schools[edit]

The diocese operates the following schools: Guadalupe Regional Middle School, 6-8 (Brownsville); St. Joseph's School, PK-8 (Edinburg); St. Mary's School, PK-6 (Brownsville); St. Luke's School, PK-6 (Brownsville); Our Lady of Sorrows School, PK-8 (McAllen); St. Anthony's School, PK-8 (Harlingen); Incarnate Word School, PK-8 (Brownsville); St. Martin de Porras School, PK-3 (Weslaco); Oratory Academy, PK-8 (Pharr); Our Lady of Guadalupe School, PK-6 (Mission); Immaculate Conception School, PK-8 (Rio Grande City).

High schools[edit]

Public Broadcasting[edit]

The diocese's radio and television stations are operated under the license name of RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc.[2]


External links[edit]

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′04″W / 25.93028°N 97.48444°W / 25.93028; -97.48444