Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston

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Diocese of Crookston

Dioecesis Crookstoniensis
Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston.svg
Country United States
Territory14 counties in northwestern Minnesota
Ecclesiastical provinceSaint Paul and Minneapolis
Area17,210 sq mi (44,600 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
35,780 (14.3%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedDecember 31, 1909 (109 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Current leadership
BishopMichael Joseph Hoeppner
Diocese of Crookston map 1.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston (Latin: Dioecesis Crookstoniensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese that covers the northwest section of Minnesota. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Michael Hoeppner. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The See city for the diocese is Crookston. The Cathedral parish of the diocese is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Diocese of Crookston comprises the 14 counties of Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Clearwater, Beltrami, Norman, Mahnomen, Hubbard, Clay and Becker.


The diocese was founded on December 31, 1909 by Saint Pius X. Its territory was taken from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul.[1][2]


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

  1. Timothy J. Corbett (1910–1938)
  2. John Hubert Peschges (1938–1944)
  3. Francis Joseph Schenk (1945–1960), appointed Bishop of Duluth
  4. Lawrence Alexander Glenn (1960–1970)
  5. Kenneth Joseph Povish (1970–1975), appointed Bishop of Lansing
  6. Victor Hermann Balke (1976—2007)
  7. Michael Joseph Hoeppner (2007—Present)

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Crookston". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Crookston". Retrieved 2013-06-03.

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Coordinates: 47°46′27″N 96°36′29″W / 47.77417°N 96.60806°W / 47.77417; -96.60806