List of Catholic bishops of the United States
The following is a list of bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States, including its five overseas dependencies. The U.S. Catholic Church comprises 177 Latin Church dioceses and 18 Eastern Catholic eparchies (led by diocesan bishops or eparchs), the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. (If the Personal Ordinary is not a bishop, he is the equivalent of a diocesan bishop in canon law.)
The 177 Latin dioceses are divided into 32 ecclesiastical provinces. Each province has a metropolitan archdiocese led by an archbishop, and at least one suffragan diocese. In some cases, a titular archbishop is named diocesan bishop of a diocese that is not a metropolitan archdiocese, for example, Archbishop Celestine Damiano, Bishop of Camden (New Jersey). In most archdioceses and some large dioceses, one or more auxiliary bishops serve in association with the diocesan bishop. There are also two Eastern Catholic metropoliae. The four Byzantine Catholic eparchies constitute one metropolia, with Pittsburgh as the metropolitan see, led by a metropolitan archbishop. Similarly, the four Ukrainian Catholic eparchies constitute one metropolia, with Philadelphia as the metropolitan see. (One archbishop—that of the Archdiocese for the Military Services—is not a metropolitan.) As of March 2017, six of these metropolitans are cardinals of the Catholic Church: Boston (Seán O'Malley), Chicago (Blase Cupich), Galveston-Houston (Daniel DiNardo), Newark (Joseph Tobin), New York (Timothy Dolan), and Washington (Donald Wuerl). Five archdioceses, including two just mentioned above, have retired archbishops who served as cardinal-archbishop of their diocese: Boston (Bernard Law), Detroit (Adam Maida), Los Angeles (Roger Mahony), Philadelphia (Justin Rigali), and Washington (Theodore McCarrick). Four archdioceses have former archbishops who were created cardinal after they completed their tenure as diocesan archbishop: Baltimore (Edwin O'Brien), Denver (James Stafford), San Francisco (William Levada), and St. Louis (Raymond Burke).
All active and retired bishops in the United States and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands—diocesan, coadjutor, and auxiliary—are members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
In addition to the 195 dioceses, one military archdiocese, and one personal ordinariate, there are several dioceses in the nation's other four overseas dependencies. In the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the bishops in the six dioceses (one metropolitan archdiocese and five suffragan dioceses) form their own episcopal conference, the Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña. The bishops in U.S. insular areas in the Pacific Ocean—the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, and the Territory of Guam—are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.
- 1 Latin Church bishops
- 2 Eastern Catholic eparchs
- 3 Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
- 4 American bishops serving outside the United States
- 5 Non-American bishops serving in the United States
- 6 See also
- 7 Footnotes
- 8 Resources
Latin Church bishops
Eastern Catholic eparchs
Metropolia of Philadelphia for the Ukrainians
The Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Province of Philadelphia consists of four eparchies of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and covers the entire United States.
|Philadelphia||Archeparchy of Philadelphia||Stefan Soroka||Archeparch|
|John Bura||Auxiliary Eparch|
|Andriy Rabiy||Auxiliary Eparch|
|Eparchy of Chicago||Venedykt Aleksiychuk, M.S.U.||Eparch|
|Eparchy of Parma||Bohdan Danylo||Eparch|
|Eparchy of Stamford||Paul Patrick Chomnycky, O.S.B.M.||Eparch|
Metropolia of Pittsburgh for the Ruthenians
The Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Province of Pittsburgh is a sui iuris metropolia, traditionally linked to the Ruthenian Catholic Church. The metropolia consists of four eparchies of the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church and covers the entire United States, with jurisdiction for all Ruthenian Catholics in the United States, as well as other Byzantine Rite Catholics without an established hierarchy in the country.
|Pittsburgh||Archeparchy of Pittsburgh||William Charles Skurla||Archeparch|
|Eparchy of Parma||Milan Lach, S.J.||Apostolic Administrator|
|Eparchy of Passaic||Kurt Burnette||Eparch|
|Eparchy of Phoenix||John Stephen Pazak, C.Ss.R.||Eparch|
Eastern Catholic Eparchs whose Eparchies are Immediately Subject to the Holy See
The other Eastern Catholic Churches with eparchies (dioceses) or exarchates established in the United States are not grouped into metropoliae. All are immediately subject to the Holy See, with limited oversight by the head of their respective sui iuris churches.
Eparchs and other bishops emeritus
|Manuel Batakian, I.C.P.B.||Eparch Emeritus||Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg|
|Ibrahim Ibrahim||Eparch Emeritus||Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Detroit|
|Sarhad Yawsip Jammo||Eparch Emeritus||Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of San Diego|
|John Adel Elya, BSO||Eparch Emeritus||Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton|
|John Michael Kudrick||Eparch Emeritus||Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of Parma|
|Gerald Nicholas Dino||Eparch Emeritus||Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix|
|Stephen Sulyk||Archeparch Emeritus||Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia|
|Robert Mikhail Moskal||Eparch Emeritus||Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Parma|
|Basil H. Losten||Eparch Emeritus||Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford|
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
- The Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, P. A., Ordinary, (January 12, 2012 to November 24, 2015; Administrator November 24, 2015 to February 2, 2016)
- Bishop Steven Joseph Lopes, Ordinary (February 2, 2016 – present)
American bishops serving outside the United States
- See also: List of heads of the diplomatic missions of the Holy See (sortable by papal representative's last name)
- Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Greece (ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
- Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan (ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York)
- Archbishop Michael Wallace Banach, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands (ordained a priest of the Diocese of Worcester)
- Bishop Gordon D. Bennett, S.J., Bishop Emeritus of Mandeville, Jamaica (ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus and later Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore)
- Bishop Ernest Bertrand Boland, OP, Bishop Emeritus of Multan, Pakistan
- Archbishop Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Albania (ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York)
- Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, formerly Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura; and Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Louis
- Bishop Luis Morgan Casey, Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Pando, Bolivia (ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis)
- Bishop Arthur Colgan, CSC, Auxiliary Bishop of Chosica, Peru
- Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, OP, (Adjunct) Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
- Bishop Robert Herman Flock, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia (ordained a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse)
- Archbishop James Patrick Green, Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden and Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland (non-residential) (ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
- Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson, Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland and Apostolic Nuncio to Liechtenstein (mom-residential) (ordained a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls)
- Cardinal James Michael Harvey, Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
- Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, Archpriest Emeritus of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome and Archbishop Emeritus of Boston
- Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco
- Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino, Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia, Apostolic Nuncio to East Timor, and Apostolic Delegate to Brunei (ordained a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama)
- Cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore
- Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell, Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey and Apostolic Nuncio to Turkmenistan (non-residential) (ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston)
- Cardinal James Francis Stafford, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary and Archbishop Emeritus of Denver
- Archbishop Peter Brian Wells, Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Apostolic Nuncio to Botswana (non-residential), Apostolic Nuncio to Lesotho (non-residential), Apostolic Nuncio to Namibia (non-residential), and Apostolic Nuncio to Swaziland (non-residential) (ordained a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa).
Non-American bishops serving in the United States
- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. (Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington, D.C.)
- Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
- Appointment of Catholic bishops
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- Historical list of the Catholic bishops of Puerto Rico
- Historical list of the Catholic bishops of the United States
- History of Roman Catholicism in the United States
- List of oldest Catholic bishops
- List of Roman Catholic apostolic administrations
- List of Roman Catholic archdioceses (by country and continent)
- List of Roman Catholic dioceses (alphabetical)
- List of Roman Catholic dioceses (structured view) (including episcopal conferences and USCCB regions)
- List of Roman Catholic military dioceses
- List of Roman Catholic titular sees
- List of Catholic cathedrals in the United States
- List of Catholic dioceses in the United States
- See: Hierarchy of the Catholic Church#Equivalents of diocesan bishop in law.
- Hays, Charlotte (January 3, 2012). "Carrying Anglican Patrimony Into the Catholic Church: Former Episcopal bishop of southwestern diocese, a married father and grandfather, will lead Church’s personal ordinariate for Anglicans and Episcopalians who become Catholic". National Catholic Register. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
Father Steenson, former bishop of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Rio Grande, will be a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and entitled to wear a miter, but he will not have the title of bishop, which can only be conferred on an unmarried man.
- "Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.)". GCatholic.org. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
- Cheney, David M. "Catholic Church in Puerto Rico". Retrieved July 27, 2009.
- Fraga, Brian (January 15, 2012). "Pope Benedict XVI creates U.S. ordinariate: Headed by a former Episcopal bishop, it will be based in Houston". Our Sunday Visitor. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
Father Steenson, who in 2009 was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, N.M., created the formation program for Anglican clergy seeking to become priests in the ordinariate. He will be installed as the ordinary Feb. 19.
- Salla stampa della Sancta Sede. "Rinunce e nomine". press.vatican.va (in Italian). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- See: List of heads of the diplomatic missions of the Holy See.
- See: List of diplomatic missions of the Holy See.
- Ordained a priest in 1970. Cheney, David M., Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- Two Americans receive new assignments as Vatican diplomats, Catholic News Service News Briefs 18 January, 2013(Retrieved January 20, 2013)
- Ordained a priest in 1976. Cheney, David M., Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Multan
- Ordained a priest in 1962. Retired on February 2, 2013. Cheney, David M., Bishop Luis Morgan Casey. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2014-03-02. See also: List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Bolivia#''Sui iuris'' Jurisdictions.
- Bishop Robert Herman Flock Bever
- Ordained a priest in 1976. Cheney, David M., Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- Ordained a priest in 1979. Cheney, David M., Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved October 8, 2009.
- He previously served as chargé d'affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature to China. See also: List of heads of the diplomatic missions of the Holy See. He was ordained a priest in 1987 and a bishop in 2016. Cheney, David M., Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell. CatholicHierarchy.org. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
- Simpson, Victor L (October 19, 2011). "Pope names US envoy". philly.com. Associated Press. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
The Washington post is a key one in the Vatican diplomatic corps both for the importance of the U.S. in world affairs and for its large Catholic population, which is counted on for its financial help to the Holy See and its contributions to papal charities.