List of the Catholic dioceses of 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 Uniate dioceses, mainly the eparchies (dioceses) of the Uniate 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 in the United States comprises 195 particular churches, of which the 194 dioceses and one apostolic exarchate[2] are each led by a bishop. In the United States, state, counties or county equivalents are used to determine boundaries of most territorial dioceses.[3] There are also nationwide or large area dioceses defined by rite for many Eastern Catholics. In addition to the 195 territorial dioceses and exarchate, there is the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, which ministers to Catholics serving in the military or diplomatic corps and their dependents. Dioceses led by archbishops are called archdioceses. There are 32 archdioceses whose archbishops serve as the metropolitans of 32 Roman Catholic ecclesiastical provinces in the United States.

In addition to the 195 dioceses and the single exarchate whose bishops are members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), there are several other dioceses in the nation's unincorporated territories (i.e., in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands).

The United States Catholic population is mainly of the Latin Church, but eparchies and archeparchies of the Eastern Catholic Churches exist in the nation. These particular Churches are also organized into ecclesiastical provinces of their own or are exempt dioceses, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See.

Dioceses and archdioceses are normally named by the city in which the bishop or archbishop has his seat. The diocese may take in a much wider area: e.g., the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark for Syrian Rite Catholics actually serves all Syrian Catholics in the entire United States and Canada; the Diocese of Albany serves not just the city of Albany, NY, but also a large portion of central New York State.

All Catholic bishops from the United States and the U. S. Virgin Islands—whether diocesan, coadjutor, or auxiliary; Latin Rite or Eastern Rite—are members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishops from Puerto Rico form the Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico,[4] while bishops in the overseas dependencies in the Pacific Ocean are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.

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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Kalamazoo, MI.jpg
Diocese of Lansing CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.svg
Diocese of Marquette Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette.svg
Diocese of Saginaw Saginaw Diocese COA.png
Dubuque [in Region IX] Ecclesiastical Province of Dubuque.PNG Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Brownsville, TX.jpg
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 Diocese of Victoria in Texas CoA.jpg
Hartford [in Region I] Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford map.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hartford Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.svg
Diocese of Bridgeport COA - Bridgeport, CT.jpg
Diocese of Norwich
Diocese of Providence CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.svg
Indianapolis [in Region VII] Ecclesiastical Province of Indianapolis map.png Metropolitan 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 Gary, IN.jpg
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 Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.svg
Diocese of Dodge City
Diocese of Salina Diocese of Salina CoA.jpg
Diocese of Wichita COA - Wichita, KS.jpg
Los Angeles [in Region XI] Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles map.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.svg
Diocese of Fresno Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno.jpg
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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan Archdiocese of Miami Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.svg
Diocese of Orlando Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando.svg
Diocese of Palm Beach Diocese of Palm Beach coat of arms.png
Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee coat of arms.jpg
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 Diocese of Venice coat of arms.jpg
Milwaukee [in Region VII] Ecclesiastical Province of Milwaukee map 1.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of Milwaukee Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.svg
Diocese of Green Bay CoA - Green Bay.jpg
Diocese of La Crosse COA - La Crosse, WI.jpg
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 Metropolitan 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 JacksonDiocese.jpg
New Orleans [in Region V] Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans map.png Metropolitan 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 Catholic diocese of baton rouge logo.png
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 COA - Lake Charles, LA.jpg
Diocese of Shreveport CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport.svg
New York [= Region II] Ecclesiastical Province of New York map.png Metropolitan 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 Ogdensburg CoA.jpg
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 Metropolitan Archdiocese of Newark Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.svg
Diocese of Camden Diocese of Camden Logo.png
Diocese of Metuchen Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.svg
Diocese of Paterson Diocese of Paterson, NJ.jpg
Diocese of Trenton CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.svg
Oklahoma City [in Region X] Ecclesiastical Province of Oklahoma City map.png Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.svg
Diocese of Jefferson City COA - Jefferson City, MO.jpg
Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph.svg
Diocese of Springfield–Cape Girardeau Coat of Arms - Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO.jpg
Saint Paul and Minneapolis [= Region VIII] Ecclesiastical Prov. of St. Paul & Mpls map 1.png Metropolitan 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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud CoA.jpg
Diocese of Sioux Falls COA - Sioux Falls, SD.jpg
Diocese of Winona CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.svg
San Antonio [in Region X] Ecclesiastical Province of San Antonio map.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Antonio Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio.svg
Diocese of Amarillo Diocese of Amarillo coat of arms.jpg
Diocese of Dallas Catholic Diocese of Dallas Coat of Arms.png
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 Laredo, TX.jpg
Diocese of Lubbock CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock.svg
Diocese of San Angelo Diocese of San Angelo coat of arms.jpg
San Francisco [mostly in Region XI, except Honolulu] Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco map.png Metropolitan 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 COA - Oakland, CA.jpg
Diocese of Reno COA - Reno, NV.jpg
Diocese of Sacramento Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.svg
Diocese of Salt Lake City COA - Salt Lake City, UT.jpg
Diocese of San Jose CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California.svg
Diocese of Santa Rosa COA - Santa Rose, CA.jpg
Diocese of Stockton
Santa Fe [in Region XIII] Ecclesiastical Province of Santa Fe map.png Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seattle Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.svg
Diocese of Spokane COA - Spokane, WA.jpg
Diocese of Yakima COA - Yakima, WA.jpg
Washington [part in Region IV] Ecclesiastical Province of Washington map.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of Washington (D.C.) [in Region IV] Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg
Diocese of Saint Thomas [in the Episcopal Conference of the Antilles] Diocese of Saint Thomas coat of arms.jpg
San Juan (Puerto Rico) [=Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico] Ecclesiastical Province of San Juan map.png Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Juan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico.svg
Diocese of Arecibo COA - Arecibo, PR.jpg
Diocese of Caguas
Diocese of Fajardo–Humacao COA - Fajardo-Humacao, PR.jpg
Diocese of Mayagüez
Diocese of Ponce
Agaña (South Sea) [in the Episcopal Conference of the Antilles] 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 Antilles] 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 three- auxiliary bishops.

Eastern Catholic dioceses[edit]

Province of Philadelphia (Ukrainian)[edit]

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.

Province of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian)[edit]

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.

Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See[edit]

The following particular churches of various Eastern Rites are not suffragan to metropolitan sees, but are instead immediately subject to the Holy See, although juridically they remain part of their respective patriarchal or major archiepiscopal Churches.

Armenian Catholic Church

Chaldean Catholic Church

Maronite Catholic Church

Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Romanian Catholic Church

Syrian Catholic Church

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

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]

Gallery of Archdioceses[edit]

Gallery of Dioceses[edit]

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 from Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1889.07.01: Suppressed to Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1971: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Allegheny
[5]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Alton Church of Sts. Peter and Paul •1857.01.09: Established as Diocese of Alton from the suppressed Diocese of Quincy
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Alton
[6]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Bardstown Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral •1808.04.08: Established as Diocese of Bardstown 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: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Louisville
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Bardstown
[7]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Both Californias •1840.04.27: Established as Diocese of Both Californias from the Diocese of Sonora
•1849.11.20: Suppressed to establish the Diocese of Monterey
•1996: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of California
[8][9]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church •1887.08.02: Established as Diocese of Concordia from Diocese of Leavenworth
•1944.12.23: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Salina
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Concordia
[10]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Grass Valley St. Patrick Church •1860.09.27: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Marysville from Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Francisco
•1868.03.22: Promoted as Diocese of Grass Valley
•1886.05.28: Suppressed to establish 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 from Apostolic Vicariate of Dakota
•1897.04.06: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Fargo
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Jamestown
[12]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kearney •1912.03.08: Established as Diocese of Kearney from Diocese of Omaha
•1917.04.11: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Grand Island
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Kearney
[13]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lead St. Patrick’s Church •1902.08.04: Established as Diocese of Lead from Diocese of Sioux Falls
•1930.08.01: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Rapid City
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Lead
[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 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: Renamed as Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas
•1897.03.05: Renamed as Diocese of Leavenworth
•1947.05.10: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Kansas City
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Leavenworth
[15]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Natchez St. Mary Basilica •1826.07.18: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Mississippi from Diocese of Louisiana
•1837.07.28: Promoted as Diocese of Natchez
•1956.12.18: Renamed as Diocese of Natchez–Jackson
•1977.03.01: Suppressed as Titular Episcopal See of Natchez to establish Diocese of Biloxi and Diocese of Jackson
[16]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Natchitoches Basilica of the Immaculate Conception •1853.07.29: Established as Diocese of Natchitoches from Metropolitan Archdiocese of New Orleans
•1910.08.06: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Alexandria
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Natchitoches
[17]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Nesqually Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater •1850.05.31: Established as Diocese of Nesqually from Diocese of Walla Walla
•1853.07.29: Gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Walla Walla
•1907.09.11: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Seattle
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Nesqually
[18]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Oregon City St. John the Apostle Church •1843.12.01: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon 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: Promoted as 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: Suppressed to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
•1996: Restored as Titular Metropolitan See of Oregon City
[19]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Quincy •1853.07.29: Established as Diocese of Quincy from Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Alton
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Quincy
[20]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral •1853.07.29: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Michigan 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: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Marquette
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Sault Sainte Marie
•1996: Renamed as Titular Episcopal See 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 from Diocese of Bardstown
•1857.01.08: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Fort Wayne
•1898.03.28: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Indianapolis
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Vincennes
[22]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Walla Walla •1846.07.24: Established as Diocese of Walla Walla from Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon
•1850.05.31: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Nesqually
•1853.07.29: Suppressed to establish Diocese of Nesqually
•1971: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Walla Walla
[23]

Gallery of Former Sees[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  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 Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines.
  4. ^ Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.). GCatholic.org website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  5. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0097.htm
  6. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0101.htm
  7. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0275.htm
  8. ^ http://www.dioceseofmonterey.org/about.aspx
  9. ^ "California". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0556.htm
  11. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0897.htm
  12. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0949.htm
  13. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0959.htm
  14. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0993.htm
  15. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t0994.htm
  16. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1229.htm
  17. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1230.htm
  18. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1253.htm
  19. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1316.htm
  20. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1440.htm
  21. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1523.htm
  22. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1973.htm
  23. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1986.htm

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