Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville

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Diocese of Brownsville
Dioecesis Brownsvillensis
Immaculate Conception Church Brownsville Texas.jpg
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Country United States
Territory Counties of Starr, Willacy, Hidalgo, and Cameron counties in Southern Texas
Ecclesiastical province Galveston-Houston
Metropolitan Daniel DiNardo
Area 4,226 sq mi (10,950 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,074,477 (85.0%)
Parishes 69
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established July 10, 1965
Cathedral Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Daniel E. Flores
Emeritus Bishops Raymundo Joseph Peña
Diocese of Brownsville in Texas.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville (Latin: Dioecesis Brownsvillensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on July 10, 1965.

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%.[1]


The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. Adolph Marx (1965)
  2. Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1966–1970)
  3. John Joseph Fitzpatrick (1971–1991)
  4. Enrique San Pedro, SJ (1991–1994)
  5. Raymundo Joseph Peña (1994—2009)
  6. Daniel E. Flores (2009–)


Middle and elementary schools[edit]

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).

High schools[edit]

Public broadcasting[edit]

The diocese's radio and television stations are operated under the license name of RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc.[2]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Brownsville". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ About Us

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Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′04″W / 25.93028°N 97.48444°W / 25.93028; -97.48444