Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford

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Diocese of Rockford
Dioecesis Rockfordiensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory 11 counties in northwestern Illinois
Ecclesiastical province Chicago
Metropolitan Chicago
Coordinates 42°15′57″N 88°57′49″W / 42.265808°N 88.963501°W / 42.265808; -88.963501[1]Coordinates: 42°15′57″N 88°57′49″W / 42.265808°N 88.963501°W / 42.265808; -88.963501[1]
Statistics
Area 6,457 sq mi (16,720 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,665,000
451,509 (27.1%)
Parishes 107
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established September 23, 1908; 106 years ago (1908-09-23)
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Peter
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Secular priests 134
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop David John Malloy
Emeritus Bishops Thomas G. Doran
Map
Diocese of Rockford (Illinois - USA).jpg
Website
www.rockforddiocese.org
Cathedral of St. Peter

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford (Latin: Dioecesis Rockfordiensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern Illinois region of the United States. The prelate is a Bishop serving as the Pastor of the Mother Church, the Cathedral of Saint Peter in the City of Rockford. The current bishop is David John Malloy, who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on March 20, 2012, and installed as the ninth Bishop of Rockford on May 14, 2012.[2][3] A diocese of the Metropolitan Province of Chicago, the metropolitan bishop of Rockford is the Archbishop of Chicago.

The Diocese of Rockford comprises the counties of Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Rockford was erected by Saint Pius X on September 27, 1907 and established on September 23, 1908. Its territory of 12 counties was taken from the Archdiocese of Chicago. In 1948, Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Joliet and transferred Kendall County from Rockford to Joliet.

Bishops[edit]

  1. Peter Muldoon (1908-1927, Died in office)
  2. Edward Francis Hoban (1928-1942, Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Cleveland)
  3. John Joseph Boylan (1942-1953, Died in office)
  4. Raymond Peter Hillinger (1953-1956, Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago)
  5. Donald Martin Carroll (1956, Appointed Bishop but resigned before consecration due to health problems)[4]
  6. Loras Thomas Lane (1956-1968, Died in office)
  7. Arthur Joseph O'Neill (1968-1994, Retired)
  8. Thomas G. Doran (1994-2012, Retired)
  9. David John Malloy (consecrated May 14, 2012)

High schools[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kagan, David; Easton, Laurine M. (2007). History of the Diocese of Rockford. Strasbourg, France: Éditions du Signe. ISBN 978-2-7468-1816-3. 

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