List of Catholic dioceses in the United States

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This list of the Catholic dioceses and archdioceses of the United States includes not only dioceses of the Latin or Western Church, using the Roman Rite, but also various dioceses, mainly the eparchies (dioceses) of the Eastern Catholic Churches of various (Byzantine and other) rites which are in full communion with the Bishop of Rome. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is not a metropolitan see. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter was established on January 1, 2012, for former Anglicans to join the Catholic Church.[1]

Provinces and dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Each color represents one of the 32 Latin-rite provinces.

The Catholic Church has a total of 198 particular churches, consisting of 32 territorial archdioceses, 145 territorial dioceses, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (serving members of the armed forces and the Diplomatic Corps, those in facilities of the Veterans Administration, and their dependents), and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (serving those of the Anglican tradition) within the Roman Rite, two archieparchies, sixteen eparchies, and one apostolic exarchate,[2] in the fifty states of the United States and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The pastor of any particular church other than an ordinariate must receive ordination as a bishop, but his title conforms to that of his jurisdiction: the pastor of an archdiocese is an archbishop, the pastor of a diocese is a bishop, the pastor of an archieparchy is an archieparch, the pastor of an eparchy is an eparch, and the pastor of an exarchate is an exarch. The pastor of an ordinariate, called the "ordinary" (a term also used generically to refer to the pastor of any particular church), may be either a bishop, if celibate, or a presbyter ("priest"), if married, but he holds the same power of governance over the ordinariate that a bishop holds over his diocese in either case—a provision deliberately instituted by Pope Benedict XVI to allow married former Anglican bishops who come into the full communion of the Catholic Church with many of their congregations to hold the office without violating sensitivities in ecumenical relations with the churches of the Orthodox Communion, which also maintains a celibate episcopacy. The pastor of each particular church is, ex officio, a full member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Auxiliary and retired bishops are also members of this body, but have no vote.

In the United States, each archbishop is also the metropolitan of an ecclesiastical province that encompasses several of the neighboring dioceses. Likewise, each archieparch is also the metropolitan of an ecclesiastical province that encompasses all of eparchies of the same sui juris ritual church within the United States. Most provincial and diocesan boundaries conform to state, county, or, in Louisiana, parish political boundaries.[3] The sui juris Ukrainian Catholic Church has ecclesiastical province consisting of an archieparchy and three eparchies and the sui juris Byzantine Catholic Church has an ecclesiastical province consisting of an archieparchy and two eparchies; the boundaries of these jurisdictions also generally conform to state lines. Most of the remaining eparchies and the exarchate are national in scope, but two particular churches—the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States and Canada and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter—are international, encompassing all of the United States and Canada, so their pastors also are, ex officio, regular members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).

There are several other dioceses that encompass the nation's unincorporated territories. Puerto Rico has one ecclesial province, consisting of an archdiocese and five dioceses, which forms the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference separate from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).[4] The dioceses that encompass American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands), and Guam are part of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.

In the Roman Rite, (arch)dioceses customarily take the name of the city of the (arch)bishop's official seat, called the "see." A few dioceses have the names of two cities, variously reflecting a shift in the major center of population (the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston), plans to split a diocese in the future (the former Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas), a merger of two former dioceses (the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph), political expedience (the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis), or a perceived need for some episcopal functions to be accessible to residents in another part of his territory (the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown). Some of the sui juris ritual churches also follow this custom, while others have named their jurisdictions after saints or other titles of religious significance.

In the Catholic Church, there are many bishops who do not govern dioceses.

  • A "coadjutor" is appointed to assist the bishop of a diocese or eparchy with the day to day governance thereof, with right of automatic succession upon the death or resignation of the diocesan bishop. A coadjutor always holds the title "Coadjutor of <name of see>." The coadjutor of an archdiocese or archieparchy also holds status as an archbishop or archieparch.
  • A retired diocesan bishop holds the title of "Bishop Emeritus of <name of see>" or, in the case of an archdiocese, "Archbishop Emeritus of <name of see>."
  • But auxiliary bishops, bishops who govern entities that are not canonically erected as dioceses, bishops and archbishops who work in the Roman Curia, and bishops and archbishops of the Vatican's diplomatic corps hold titles of for diocesan and archdiocesan sees.
  • The pope also may confer the personal title of archbishop (archbishop ad personam) on a diocesan bishop who does not govern an archdiocese. Such a diocesan bishop holds the title of a former archdiocesan see in addition to the title of his own diocese. The late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Bishop of Rochester and Titular Archbishop of Neoportus, nationally known for his radio talk shows, is one of the more famous examples of this.

When a diocese is suppressed or when a diocesan see is transferred to another place, the title of the former see becomes available for assignment to a titular bishop or, in the case of an archdiocese, a titular archbishop or an archbishop ad personam. The Vatican resurrected the titles of many former sees in the United States in the mid-1990's, as shown by the table of former dioceses toward the end of this article.

Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical provinces and dioceses[edit]

Province Ecclesiastical
Province Map
Diocese Diocese Coat
of Arms
Anchorage [in Region XII] Ecclesiastical Province of Anchorage map.png Archdiocese of Anchorage Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage.svg
Diocese of Fairbanks Roman Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks.svg
Diocese of Juneau Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau.svg
Atlanta [in Region XIV] Ecclesiastical Province of Atlanta map.png Archdiocese of Atlanta Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.svg
Diocese of Charleston Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston.svg
Diocese of Charlotte Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.svg
Diocese of Raleigh Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh.svg
Diocese of Savannah Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.svg
Baltimore [in Region IV] Ecclesiastical Province of Baltimore map.png Archdiocese of Baltimore Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.svg
Diocese of Arlington Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington.svg
Diocese of Richmond Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond.svg
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston.svg
Diocese of Wilmington Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.svg
Boston [in Region I] Archdiocese of Boston.png Archdiocese of Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.svg
Diocese of Burlington Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.svg
Diocese of Fall River Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River.svg
Diocese of Manchester Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester.svg
Diocese of Portland Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.svg
Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts.svg
Diocese of Worcester Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester.svg
Chicago [in Region VII] Ecclesiastical Province of Chicago map 1.png Archdiocese of Chicago Archdiocese of Chicago Coat of Arms.svg
Diocese of Belleville Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville.svg
Diocese of Joliet Joliet Crest.svg
Diocese of Peoria Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria.svg
Diocese of Rockford Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford.svg
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.svg
Cincinnati [in Region VI] Cincinnati Catholic map.png Archdiocese of Cincinnati Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati.svg
Diocese of Cleveland Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.svg
Diocese of Columbus
Diocese of Steubenville Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville.svg
Diocese of Toledo Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo.svg
Diocese of Youngstown Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.svg
Denver [in Region XIII] Ecclesiastical Province of Denver map.png Archdiocese of Denver Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver.svg
Diocese of Cheyenne Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne.svg
Diocese of Colorado Springs Roman Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs.svg
Diocese of Pueblo CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo.svg
Detroit [in Region VI] Ecclesiastical Province of Detroit map 1.png Archdiocese of Detroit Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.svg
Diocese of Gaylord CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord.svg
Diocese of Grand Rapids Diocese coatofarms Color.jpg
Diocese of Kalamazoo
Diocese of Lansing CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.svg
Diocese of Marquette Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette.svg
Diocese of Saginaw
Dubuque [in Region IX] Ecclesiastical Province of Dubuque.PNG Archdiocese of Dubuque Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque.svg
Diocese of Davenport Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport.png
Diocese of Des Moines
Diocese of Sioux City Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City.svg
Galveston-Houston [in Region X] Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-Houston map.png Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston.svg
Diocese of Austin CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin.svg
Diocese of Beaumont CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont.svg
Diocese of Brownsville
Diocese of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi.svg
Diocese of Tyler Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler.svg
Diocese of Victoria
Hartford [in Region I] Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford map.png Archdiocese of Hartford Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.svg
Diocese of Bridgeport
Diocese of Norwich
Diocese of Providence CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.svg
Indianapolis [in Region VII] Ecclesiastical Province of Indianapolis map.png Archdiocese of Indianapolis Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.svg
Diocese of Evansville CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville.svg
Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.svg
Diocese of Gary
Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.svg
Kansas City in Kansas [in Region IX] Ecclesiastical Province of Kansas City.png Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.svg
Diocese of Dodge City
Diocese of Salina
Diocese of Wichita
Los Angeles [in Region XI] Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles map.png Archdiocese of Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.svg
Diocese of Fresno
Diocese of Monterey Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey in California.svg
Diocese of Orange Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange (new).svg
Diocese of San Bernardino Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino.svg
Diocese of San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego.svg
Louisville [in Region V] Ecclesiastical Province of Louisville map.png Archdiocese of Louisville Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.svg
Diocese of Covington Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington.svg
Diocese of Knoxville CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville.svg
Diocese of Lexington CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington.svg
Diocese of Memphis CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee.svg
Diocese of Nashville CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville.svg
Diocese of Owensboro
Miami [in Region XIV] Ecclesiastical Province of Miami map.png Archdiocese of Miami Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.svg
Diocese of Orlando Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando.svg
Diocese of Palm Beach
Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee
Diocese of St. Augustine CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Diocese of St Augustine.svg
Diocese of St. Petersburg CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg.svg
Diocese of Venice
Milwaukee [in Region VII] Ecclesiastical Province of Milwaukee map 1.png Archdiocese of Milwaukee Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.svg
Diocese of Green Bay
Diocese of La Crosse
Diocese of Madison CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison.svg
Diocese of Superior CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Superior.svg
Mobile [in Region V] Ecclesiastical Province of Mobile map.png Archdiocese of Mobile Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.svg
Diocese of Biloxi
Diocese of Birmingham CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.svg
Diocese of Jackson
New Orleans [in Region V] Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans map.png Archdiocese of New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.svg
Diocese of Alexandria CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana.svg
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Diocese of Houma–Thibodaux CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.svg
Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana.svg
Diocese of Lake Charles
Diocese of Shreveport CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport.svg
New York [in Region II] Ecclesiastical Province of New York map.png Archdiocese of New York Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.svg
Diocese of Albany CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.svg
Diocese of Brooklyn Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.svg
Diocese of Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.svg
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Diocese of Rochester CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.svg
Diocese of Rockville Centre CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre.svg
Diocese of Syracuse CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.svg
Newark [in Region III] Ecclesiastical Province of Newark map.png Archdiocese of Newark Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.svg
Diocese of Camden Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.svg
Diocese of Metuchen Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.svg
Diocese of Paterson
Diocese of Trenton CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.svg
Oklahoma City [in Region X] Ecclesiastical Province of Oklahoma City map.png Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.svg
Diocese of Little Rock Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock.svg
Diocese of Tulsa CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa.svg
Omaha [in Region IX] Ecclesiastical Province of Omaha.png Archdiocese of Omaha Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha.svg
Diocese of Grand Island CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Island.svg
Diocese of Lincoln Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln.svg
Philadelphia [in Region III] Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia.svg Archdiocese of Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.svg
Diocese of Allentown Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown.svg
Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown.svg
Diocese of Erie Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie.svg
Diocese of Greensburg Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.svg
Diocese of Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.svg
Diocese of Pittsburgh Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.svg
Diocese of Scranton Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton.svg
Portland in Oregon [in Region XII] Ecclesiastical Province of Portland map.png Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.svg
Diocese of Baker Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker.svg
Diocese of Boise Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise.svg
Diocese of Great Falls–Billings CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.svg
Diocese of Helena CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena.svg
St. Louis [in Region IX] Ecclesiastical Province of St. Louis.png Archdiocese of St. Louis Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.svg
Diocese of Jefferson City
Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph.svg
Diocese of Springfield–Cape Girardeau
Saint Paul and Minneapolis [in Region VIII] Ecclesiastical Prov. of St. Paul & Mpls map 1.png Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.svg
Diocese of Bismarck Diocese of Bismarck CoA.png
Diocese of Crookston Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston.svg
Diocese of Duluth Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth.svg
Diocese of Fargo CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo.svg
Diocese of New Ulm Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm.svg
Diocese of Rapid City Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City.svg
Diocese of Saint Cloud
Diocese of Sioux Falls
Diocese of Winona CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.svg
San Antonio [in Region X] Ecclesiastical Province of San Antonio map.png Archdiocese of San Antonio Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio.svg
Diocese of Amarillo
Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of El Paso Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso.svg
Diocese of Fort Worth Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.svg
Diocese of Laredo
Diocese of Lubbock CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock.svg
Diocese of San Angelo
San Francisco [mostly in Region XI, except Honolulu] Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco map.png Archdiocese of San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.svg
Diocese of Honolulu [in Region XIII] Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.svg
Diocese of Las Vegas Coat Of Arms Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas.svg
Diocese of Oakland
Diocese of Reno
Diocese of Sacramento Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.svg
Diocese of Salt Lake City
Diocese of San Jose CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California.svg
Diocese of Santa Rosa
Diocese of Stockton
Santa Fe [in Region XIII] Ecclesiastical Province of Santa Fe map.png Archdiocese of Santa Fe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe.svg
Diocese of Gallup CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup.svg
Diocese of Las Cruces CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces.svg
Diocese of Phoenix CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.svg
Diocese of Tucson CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson.svg
Seattle [in Region XII] Ecclesiastical Province of Seattle map.png Archdiocese of Seattle Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.svg
Diocese of Spokane
Diocese of Yakima
Washington [in Region IV] Ecclesiastical Province of Washington map.png Archdiocese of Washington Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg
Diocese of Saint Thomas Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Thomas.svg
San Juan (Puerto Rico) [Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico] Ecclesiastical Province of San Juan map.png Archdiocese of San Juan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico.svg
Diocese of Arecibo
Diocese of Caguas
Diocese of Fajardo–Humacao
Diocese of Mayagüez
Diocese of Ponce
Agaña (South Sea) [in the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific] Archdiocese of Agaña map.png Archdiocese of Agaña Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña.svg
Diocese of Caroline Islands
Diocese of Chalan Kanoa
Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands
Samoa-Apia [in the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific] Catholic dioceses of the Samoa Islands.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia
Diocese of Samoa–Pago Pago

Military Archdiocese[edit]

Members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their dependents, employees of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration and its patients, and Americans in government service overseas, including the nation's diplomatic corps and their dependents — both Latin and Eastern — are served by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, a non-metropolitan archdiocese (that is, without suffragan dioceses forming a territorial province with it). It is led by an archbishop, who is assisted by presently four auxiliary bishops.

Eastern Catholic dioceses[edit]

Province of Philadelphia (Ukrainian)

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the United States is organized into a metropolia (or province) consisting of a metropolitan archeparchy and three suffragan eparchies.

Metropolia Metropolia Map Eparchy
Philadelphia Metropolia of Philadelphia for the Ukrainians map.png Archeparchy of Philadelphia
Eparchy of Chicago
Eparchy of St. Josaphat of Parma
Eparchy of Stamford

Province of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian)

The Ruthenian Catholic Church in the United States is organized into the sui iuris Province of Pittsburgh, consisting of a metropolitan archeparchy and three suffragan eparchies. The eparchies also serve the faithful of other Byzantine Rite Churches without established hierarchies in the United States, namely those of the Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Italo-Albanian, Macedonian, Russian, and Slovakian Byzantine Catholic Churches.

Metropolia Metropolia Map Eparchy
Pittsburgh Metropolia of Pittsburgh for the Ruthenians map.png Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Eparchy of Parma
Eparchy of Passaic
Eparchy of Phoenix

Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See

The following particular churches of various Eastern Rites are not suffragan to Metropolitan sees, but are instead exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, while they remain part of their respective patriarchal, major archiepiscopal or other rite- & tradition-specific particular Churches.

Church Eparchy
Armenian Catholic Church Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the USA and Canada
Chaldean Catholic Church Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
Eparchy of St. Peter The Apostle
Maronite Church Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn
Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton
Romanian Catholic Church Eparchy of St George's in Canton
Syriac Catholic Church Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace

Personal Ordinariate (Anglican use)[edit]

Under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus, issued in 2009, an effort was underway to establish a personal ordinariate, or diocese, in the United States. The ordinariate was formed for former Anglicans, including members from the Episcopal Church, Continuing Anglican churches and Anglican Use parishes. The world's first such ordinariate is the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham of England and Wales. The personal ordinariate for the United States, the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, was established on January 1, 2012 in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI.[1]

Former US Dioceses[edit]

Diocese Cathedral History Ref.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Allegheny St. Peter's Church •1876.01.11: Established as Diocese of Allegheny with territory from Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1889.07.01: Suppressed, with territory returned to Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1971: Title of Bishop of Allegheny Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[5]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Alton Church of Sts. Peter and Paul •1853.07.29: Established as Diocese of Quincy, with territory from Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alton
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to estabish Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: See Transferred and Title Changed Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
•1995: Title of Bishop of Alton Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[6]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Bardstown Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral •1808.04.08: Established as Diocese of Bardstown with territory from Diocese of Baltimore
•1821.06.19: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Cincinnati
•1834.05.06: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Vincennes
•1837.07.28: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Nashville
•1841.02.13: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Louisville
•1937: Elevated to Archdiocese
•1995: Title of Bishop of Bardstown Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[7]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Both Californias •1840.04.27: Established as Diocese of Both Californias with territory from the Diocese of Sonora
•1849.11.20: Title Changed to Diocese of Monterey
•1859: Title Changed to Diocese of Monterey-Los Angles
•1992: Title Changed to Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego
•1922: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Monterrey-Fresno
•1936: Elevated to Archdiocese; lost territory to establish Diocese of San Diego
•1976: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Orange
1978: Lost territory to establish Diocese of San Bernardino
•1996: Title of Bishop of Both Californias Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[8][9]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church •1887.08.02: Established as Diocese of Concordia with territory from Diocese of Leavenworth
•1944.12.23: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Salina
•1995: Title of Bishop of Concordia Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[10]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Grass Valley St. Patrick Church •1860.09.27: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Marysville with territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Francisco
•1868.03.22: Promoted as Diocese of Grass Valley
•1886.05.28: Title Changed to Diocese of Sacramento
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Grass Valley
[11]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Jamestown St. James Church •1889.11.10: Established as Diocese of Jamestown with territory from Apostolic Vicariate of Dakota
•1897.04.06: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Fargo
•1995: Title of Bishop of Jamestown Restored as Titular Episcopal
[12]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kearney •1912.03.08: Established as Diocese of Kearney with territory from Diocese of Omaha
•1917.04.11: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Grand Island
•1995: Title of Bishop of Kearney Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[13]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lead St. Patrick’s Church •1902.08.04: Established as Diocese of Lead with territory from Diocese of Sioux Falls
•1930.08.01: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Rapid City
•1995: Title of Bishop of Lead Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[14]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Leavenworth Church of the Immaculate Conception •1850.07.19: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains with territory from Diocese of New Orleans
•1857.01.06: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Nebraska
•1857: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Kansas
•1877.05.22: Promoted as Diocese of Leavenworth
•1887.08.02: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Wichita and Diocese of Concordia
•1891.05.29: Title Changed to Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas
•1897.03.05: Title Changed to Diocese of Leavenworth
•1947.05.10: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas
•1952: Elevated to Archdiocese
•1995: Title of Bishop of Leavenworth Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[15]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Natchez St. Mary Basilica •1826.07.18: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Mississippi with territoriy from Diocese of Louisiana
•1837.07.28: Promoted as Diocese of Natchez
•1956.12.18: Title Changed to Diocese of Natchez–Jackson
•1977.03.01: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Natchez; Lost territory to establish Diocese of Biloxi and Diocese of Jackson
•1977.03.01: Title of Bishop of Natchez designated as Titular Episcopal See
[16]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Natchitoches Basilica of the Immaculate Conception •1853.07.29: Established as Diocese of Natchitoches with territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of New Orleans
•1910.08.06: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alexandria
•1977: Title Changed to Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport
•1986: Title Changed to Diocese of Alexandria; lost territory to establish Diocese of Shreveport
•1995: Title of Bishop of Natchitoches Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[17]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Nesqually Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater •1850.05.31: Established as Diocese of Nesqually with territory from Diocese of Walla Walla
•1853.07.29: Gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Walla Walla
•1907.09.11: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Seattle
•1951: Elevated to Archdiocese
•1995: Title of Bishop of Nesqually Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[18]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Oregon City St. John the Apostle Church •1843.12.01: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon with territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archdiocese of Québec
•1846.07.24: Promoted as Diocese of Oregon City, lost territory to establish Diocese of Vancouver Island and Diocese of Walla Walla
•1850.07.29: Elevated to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oregon City
•1868.03.03: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Idaho and Montana
•1894: Gained territory from Diocese of Vancouver Island
•1903.06.19: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Baker City
•1928.09.26: See Transferred and Title Changed to Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
•1996: Title of Archbishop of Oregon City Restored as Titular Metropolitan See
[19]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Quincy •1853.07.29: Established as Diocese of Quincy, with territory from Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alton
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to estabish Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: See Transferred and Title Changed Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
•1995: Title of Bishop of Alton Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[20]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral •1853.07.29: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Michigan with territory from Diocese of Detroit
•1857.01.09: Promoted as Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie
•1865.10.23: Renamed as Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie–Marquette
•1937.01.03: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Marquette
•1995: Title of Biship of Sault Sainte Marie Restored as Titular Episcopal See
•1996: Title of Titular See Changed to Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie in Michigan
[21]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Vincennes Basilica of St. Francis Xavier •1834.05.06: Established as Diocese of Vincennes with territory from Diocese of Bardstown
•1857.01.08: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Fort Wayne
•1898.03.28: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Indianapolis
•1944: Elevated to Metropolitan Archdiocese; lost territory to establish Diocese of Evansville
•1995: Title of Bishop of Vincennes Restored as Titular Episcopal See
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Walla Walla •1846.07.24: Established as Diocese of Walla Walla with territory from Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon
•1850.05.31: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Nesqually
•1853.07.29: Suppressed, with territory merged into Diocese of Nesqually
•1971: Title of Bishop of Walla Walla Restored as Titular Episcopal See
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  1. ^ a b Cardinal Levada, William (January 1, 2012). "Decree of Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter" (PDF). Holy See. 
  2. ^ On July 14, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI erected an apostolic exarchate (similar to an apostolic vicariate in the Latin Church) — the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in the United States — for Syro-Malankara Catholics in the United States. Although not the same as an eparchy (diocese), an exarchate is still led by a bishop.
  3. ^ For exceptions, see Provincial Boundary Lines.
  4. ^ Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.). GCatholic.org website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  5. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Allegheny". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Alton". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Bardstown". GCatholic.org. 
  8. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Both Californias". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "California". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Concordia". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Grass Valley". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Jamestown". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Kearney". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Lead". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Leavenworth". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Natchez". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Nachitoches". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  18. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Nesqually". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Oregon City". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  20. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Quincy". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  21. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Sault Sainte Marie". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  22. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Vincennes". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  23. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Walla Walla". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 

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