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 both the Dioceses of the Latin Church, which uses the Roman Rite, and various dioceses, primarily the Eparchies (dioceses) of the Eastern Catholic Churches, which use various (Byzantine and other) rites and which are in full communion with the Pope, the Bishop of Rome. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA is not a metropolitan diocese. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter was established on January 1, 2012 for former Anglicans who join the Roman 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 Roman Catholic Church has a total of 197 particular churches — consisting of 32 territorial archdioceses, 145 territorial dioceses, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (serving members of the US Armed Forces and Diplomatic Corps, and those in facilities of the Veterans Administration and their dependents), and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter (serving Catholics who were formerly Anglicans) within the Roman Rite; and two archieparchies and 16 eparchies in the Eastern Catholic Churches — in the 50 United States and the US Virgin Islands. The pastor of any particular church other than an ordinariate must be episcopally ordained, 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, titled the "ordinary" (which is a term also used generically for 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 of his ordinariate that a bishop has of his diocese in either case; Pope Benedict XVI deliberately instituted this provision to permit married, former Anglican bishops who come into full communion with the Catholic Church along with many of their congregants to accede to office while respecting sensitivities in ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches, which also maintain 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 the Conference but have no vote.

In the United States, each archbishop is also the metropolitan bishop of an ecclesiastical province that encompasses several adjacent dioceses. Likewise, each archieparch is also the metropolitan of an ecclesiastical province that encompasses all of the eparchies of the same sui iuris particular church in the United States. Most provincial and diocesan boundaries conform to state, county, borough (in Alaska), or parish (in Louisiana) political boundaries.[2] The sui iuris Ukrainian Catholic Church in the US has an ecclesiastical province consisting of an archieparchy and three eparchies, and the sui iuris Byzantine Catholic Church has an ecclesiastical province consisting of an archieparchy and three eparchies; the boundaries of these jurisdictions also generally conform to those of states. Most of the remaining eparchies and the Exarchate are national in territory, but two particular churches, namely the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States and Canada and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, are international, encompassing all of the United States and Canada; their pastors also are ex officio members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).

There are several other dioceses whose territories cover the Nation's unincorporated territories. Puerto Rico has one ecclesiastical province comprising an archdiocese and five dioceses, which together form the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference, which is separate from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.[3] 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 cathedra, denominated the "see". A few dioceses bear the names of two cities, variously reflecting a shift in the major center of population, e.g., the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; future plan to divide a diocese, e.g., the former Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas; union of two former dioceses, e.g., the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph; political expedience, e.g., the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; or a perceived need for some episcopal functions to be accessible to residents of another part of the diocesan territory, e.g., the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Some of the sui iuris particular churches also follow this custom, while others denominated their jurisdictions after saints or other religious titles.

In the Roman 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 its daily governance and has the right of automatic succession upon the death or resignation of the bishop. A coadjutor always holds the title "Coadjutor of [name of see]". The coadjutor of an archdiocese or archieparchy also has the status of 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]".
  • Auxiliary bishops, bishops who govern jurisdictions that are not canonically erected as dioceses, bishops and archbishops of the Roman Curia, and bishops and archbishops of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See have titles of former dioceses and archdioceses.
  • The Pope also may confer the personal title of "archbishop" on a diocesan bishop who does not govern an archdiocese; such a prelate is classified as an archbishop ad personam: although still merely a diocesan bishop, he is titled with the name of a former archdiocese in addition to possessing the title of his own diocese. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Bishop of Rochester and Titular Archbishop of Neoportus was one of the more famous examples of this custom.

When a diocese is suppressed or when the diocesan see is transferred to another location, 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 names of many former sees of the United States in the 1990s, as indicated by the table of former dioceses toward the end of this article.

Territorial provinces and dioceses[edit]

Province Ecclesiastical
Province Map
Diocese Diocese Coat
of Arms
Anchorage 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 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 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 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 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 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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus.svg
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Diocese of Memphis Coat of Arms.png
Diocese of Nashville CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville.svg
Diocese of Owensboro
Miami 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 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 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 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 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 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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.svg
Diocese of Trenton CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.svg
Oklahoma City 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco map.png Archdiocese of San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.svg
Diocese of Honolulu 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 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 Ecclesiastical Province of Seattle map.png Archdiocese of Seattle Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.svg
Diocese of Spokane Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane.svg
Diocese of Yakima
Washington 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, PR.jpg
Diocese of Arecibo Roman Catholic Diocese of Arecibo, PR.jpg
Diocese of Caguas Roman Catholic Diocese of Caguas, PR.jpg
Diocese of Fajardo-Humacao Roman Catholic Diocese of Fajardo-Humacao, PR.jpg
Diocese of Mayagüez Roman Catholic Diocese of Mayaguez, PR.jpg
Diocese of Ponce Roman Catholic Diocese of Ponce, PR.jpg
Agaña (South Sea) [in the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific] Archdiocese of Agaña Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña.svg
Diocese of Chalan Kanoa
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 Diocese of Samoa–Pago Pago.jpg

Military Archdiocese[edit]

Members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their dependents, employees of the US Veterans Health Administration and its patients, and Americans in civil service overseas, including the Nation's diplomatic corps and their dependents, both Catholics of the Latin Church and Eastern Churches, are served by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. An archbishop leads it who is presently assisted by four auxiliary bishops. Its status as an "archdiocese" is merely honorary. In 1986, Pope St. John Paul II amended the juridical organization of military chaplaincies from "military vicariates" to "military ordinariates",[4] the head of which was likened to a diocesan bishop. The Ordinary of the Archdiocese of the Military Services is usually granted the personal title of "Archbishop", although this is not a requisite of the office.

Eastern Catholic eparchies[edit]

Province of Philadelphia (Ukrainian)

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the United States is organized into a metropolia (province) comprised 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 Catholic 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 Eastern Catholic Churches are not suffragan to metropolitan sees, but are instead exempt and therefore immediately subject to the Holy See, while they still remain part of their respective patriarchal, major archiepiscopal, or other rite- and 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 of 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 instituted on January 1, 2012 in accordance with Anglicanorum Coetibus.[1]

Former US Dioceses[edit]

Diocese Cathedral History Ref.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Allegheny St. Peter Church •1876.01.11: Established as the Diocese of Allegheny with territory from the Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1889.07.01: Suppressed, with its territory returned to the 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 the Diocese of Quincy, with territory from the Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alton
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: See Transferred and Title Changed to the 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 the Diocese of Bardstown with territory from the Diocese of Baltimore
•1821.06.19: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Cincinnati
•1834.05.06: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Vincennes
•1837.07.28: Lost territory to establish the 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 the 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 Angeles
•1992: Title Changed to Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego
•1922: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Monterrey-Fresno
•1936: Elevated to Archdiocese; lost territory to establish the Diocese of San Diego
•1976: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Orange
1978: Lost territory to establish the 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 the Diocese of Concordia with territory from the 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 the Apostolic Vicariate of Marysville with territory from the 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 the Diocese of Jamestown with territory from the 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 the Diocese of Kearney with territory from the 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 Church •1902.08.04: Established as the Diocese of Lead with territory from the 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 the Apostolic Vicariate of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains with territory from the Diocese of New Orleans
•1857.01.06: Lost territory to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Nebraska
•1857: Title changed to Apostolic Vicariate of Kansas
•1877.05.22: Promoted as Diocese of Leavenworth
•1887.08.02: Lost territory to establish the 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 the Apostolic Vicariate of Mississippi with territory from the 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 the 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 the Diocese of Natchitoches with territory from the 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 the 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 the Diocese of Nesqually with territory from the 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 as Archdiocese of Seattle
•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 the Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon with territory from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archdiocese of Quebec
•1846.07.24: Promoted as Diocese of Oregon City; lost territory to establish the 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 the Apostolic Vicariate of Idaho and Montana
•1894: Gained territory from the Diocese of Vancouver Island
•1903.06.19: Lost territory to establish the 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 the Diocese of Quincy with territory from the Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alton
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
•1995: Title of Bishop of Alton Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[20]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Joseph
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral •1853.07.29: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Michigan with territory from the Diocese of Detroit
•1857.01.09: Elevated as Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie
•1865.10.23: Title Changed to Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie–Marquette
•1937.01.03: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Marquette
•1995: Title of Bishop 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 the Diocese of Vincennes with territory from the Diocese of Bardstown
•1857.01.08: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Fort Wayne
•1898.03.28: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Indianapolis
•1944: Elevated to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Indianapolis; lost territory to establish the 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 the Diocese of Walla Walla with territory from the Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon
•1850.05.31: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Nesqually
•1853.07.29: Suppressed, with territory annexed to the Diocese of Nesqually
•1971: Title of Bishop of Walla Walla Restored as Titular Episcopal See
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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. ^ For exceptions, see Provincial Boundary Lines.
  3. ^ Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.). GCatholic.org website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. ^ http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/la/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_19860421_spirituali-militum-curae.html
  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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