Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
|Diocese of Brownsville
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
|Territory||Counties of Starr, Willacy, Hidalgo, and Cameron counties in Southern Texas|
|Area||4,226 sq mi (10,950 km2)|
|(as of 2012)
|Established||July 10, 1965|
|Cathedral||Immaculate Conception Cathedral|
|Bishop||Daniel E. Flores|
|Emeritus Bishops||Raymundo Joseph Peña|
The Diocese has the highest percentage of Catholics to total diocese population in the United States: as of 2006 there were 943,611 Catholics among a total population of 1,110,130, or 85.0%.
The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:
- Adolph Marx (1965)
- Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1966–1970)
- John Joseph Fitzpatrick (1971–1991)
- Enrique San Pedro, SJ (1991–1994)
- Raymundo Joseph Peña (1994—2009)
- Daniel E. Flores (2009–)
Middle and elementary schools
The diocese operates the following schools: Guadalupe Regional Middle School, 6-8 (Brownsville); St. Joseph's School, PK-8 (Edinburg); St. Mary's School, PK-6 (Brownsville); St. Luke's School, PK-8 (Brownsville); Our Lady of Sorrows School, PK-8 (McAllen); St. Anthony's School, PK-8 (Harlingen); Incarnate Word School, PK-8 (Brownsville); St. Martin de Porras School, PK-3 (Weslaco); Oratory Academy, PK-8 (Pharr); Our Lady of Guadalupe School, PK-6 (Mission); Immaculate Conception School, PK-8 (Rio Grande City).
- Oratory Athenaeum for University Preparation, Pharr
- Saint Joseph Academy, Brownsville
- Juan Diego Academy, Mission.
The diocese's radio and television stations are operated under the license name of RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc.
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