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Bishops and Dioceses

 

Cardinals

There are 19 U.S. cardinals.

Five cardinals currently lead U.S. archdioceses

  • Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo - Galveston-Houston
  • Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan - New York
  • Cardinal Francis E. George - Chicago
  • Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley - Boston
  • Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl - Washington

Three cardinals are not currently diocesan bishops:

  • Cardinal Raymond L. Burke - Prefect, Apostolic Signatura
  • Cardinal James M. Harvey - Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls
  • Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien -  Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher

Eleven cardinals are retired:

  • Cardinal William W. Baum - Major Penitentiary Emeritus
  • Cardinal Edward M. Egan - Archbishop Emeritus of New York
  • Cardinal William H. Keeler - Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore
  • Cardinal Bernard F. Law - Archpriest Emeritus of St. Mary Major Basilica, Rome
  • Cardinal William J. Levada - Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  • Cardinal Roger M. Mahony - Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
  • Cardinal Adam J. Maida - Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit
  • Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick - Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
  • Cardinal Justin F. Rigali-  Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
  • Cardinal James F. Stafford - Major Penitentiary Emeritus
  • Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka - Former President, Pontifical Commission for Vatican City

Bishops

There are 447 active and retired Catholic bishops in the United States:

272 active bishops:

  • 5 Cardinal Archbishops
  • 30 Archbishops
  • 156 Diocesan Bishops 
  • 76 Auxiliary Bishops
  • 5 Apostolic or Diocesan Administrators

175 retired bishops:

  • 11 retired Cardinal Archbishops
  • 25 retired Archbishops
  • 98 retired Diocesan Bishops
  • 41 retired Auxiliary Bishops

Dioceses and Archdioceses

In the United States, there are 195 archdioceses/dioceses, 1 Apostolic Exarchate, and 1 Personal Ordinariate:

  • 145 Latin Catholic dioceses
  • 33 Latin Catholic archdioceses
  • 15 Eastern Catholic dioceses
  • 2 Eastern Catholic archdioceses
  • 1 Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
  • 1 Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Currently, 6 dioceses are vacant (sede vacante):  2

  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Gaylord, Michigan
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat, Parma, OH
Eastern Catholic Churches are churches with origins in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa that have their own distinctive liturgical, legal and organizational systems and are identified by the national or ethnic character of their region of origin. Each is considered fully equal to the Latin tradition within the church. In the United States, there are 15 Eastern church dioceses (called eparchies) and two Eastern church archdioceses (or archeparchies), the Byzantine Catholic Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and the Ukrainian Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The apostolic exarchate for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in the United States is headed by a bishop who is a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. An apostolic exarchate is the Eastern Catholic Church equivalent of an apostolic vicariate. It is not a full-fledged diocese/eparchy, but is established by the Holy See for the pastoral care of Eastern Catholics in an area outside the territory of the Eastern Catholic Church to which they belong. It is headed by a bishop or a priest with the title of exarch.

The personal ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter was established January 1, 2012, to serve former Anglican groups and clergy in the United States who sought to become Catholic. Similar to a diocese though national in scope, the ordinariate is based in Houston and includes parishes and communities across the United States that are fully Catholic, while retaining elements of their Anglican heritage and traditions. 3

Eastern Rite Eparchies

1. St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago (Illinois)
2. Eparchy of St. George in Canton for the Romanians (Ohio)
3. Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford (Connecticut)
4. Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic (New Jersey)
5. Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy ofPhoenix (Arizona)
6. Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese in the U.S. and Canada (New Jersey)
7. Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit (Michigan)
8. Chaldean Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle, San Diego (California)
9. Eparchy of Parma, Ohio (Ruthenian)
10. Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn (New York)
11. Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York of Armenian Catholics
12. Eparchy of Newton, Our Lady of the Annunciation, Boston (Melkite Greek)(Massachusetts)
13. Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago for Ukrainians (Illinois)
14. Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon (Maronite)
15. Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat, Parma (Ohio)

Eastern Rite Archeparchies

  1. Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
  2. Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

Archdioceses in the U.S.

1. Archdiocese of Anchorage (Alaska)
2. Archdiocese of Atlanta (Georgia)
3. Archdiocese of Baltimore (Maryland)
4. Archdiocese of Boston (Massachusetts)
5. Archdiocese of Chicago (Illinois)
6. Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio)
7. Archdiocese of Denver (Colorado)
8. Archdiocese of Detroit (Michigan)
9. Archdiocese of Dubuque (Iowa)
10. Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Texas)
11. Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Indiana)
12. Archdiocese of Hartford (Connecticut)
13. Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
14. Archdiocese of Los Angeles (California)
15. Archdiocese of Louisville (Kentucky)
16. Archdiocese of Miami (Florida)
17. Archdiocese of Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
18. Archdiocese of Mobile (Alabama)
19. Archdiocese of New Orleans (Louisiana)
20. Archdiocese of New York (New York)
21. Archdiocese of Newark (New Jersey)
22. Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
23. Archdiocese of Omaha (Nebraska)
24. Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
25. Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
26. Archdiocese of San Antonio (Texas)
27. Archdiocese of San Francisco (California)
28. Archdiocese of Santa Fe (New Mexico)
29. Archdiocese of Seattle (Washington)
30. Archdiocese of St. Louis (Missouri)
31. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (Minnesota)
32. Archdiocese of the Military Services (District of Columbia)
33. Archdiocese of Washington (District of Columbia)

Dioceses in the U.S.

1. Diocese of Albany (New York)
2. Diocese of Alexandria (Louisiana)
3. Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)
4. Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (Pennsylvania)
5. Diocese of Amarillo (Texas)
6. Diocese of Arlington (Virginia)
7. Diocese of Austin (Texas)
8. Diocese of Baker (Oregon)
9. Diocese of Baton Rouge (Louisiana)
10. Diocese of Beaumont (Texas)
11. Diocese of Belleville (Illinois)
12. Diocese of Biloxi (Mississippi)
13. Diocese of Birmingham (Alabama)
14. Diocese of Bismarck (North Dakota)
15. Diocese of Boise (Idaho)
16. Diocese of Bridgeport (Connecticut)
17. Diocese of Brooklyn (New York)
18. Diocese of Brownsville (Texas)
19. Diocese of Buffalo (New York)
20. Diocese of Burlington (Vermont)
21. Diocese of Camden (New Jersey)
22. Diocese of Charleston (South Carolina)
23. Diocese of Charlotte (North Carolina)
24. Diocese of Cheyenne (Wyoming)
25. Diocese of Cleveland (Ohio)
26. Diocese of Colorado Springs (Colorado)
27. Diocese of Columbus (Ohio)
28. Diocese of Corpus Christi (Texas)
29. Diocese of Covington (Kentucky)
30. Diocese of Crookston (Minnesota)
31. Diocese of Dallas (Texas)
32. Diocese of Davenport (Iowa)
33. Diocese of Des Moines (Iowa)
34. Diocese of Dodge City (Kansas)
35. Diocese of Duluth (Minnesota)
36. Diocese of El Paso (Texas)
37. Diocese of Erie (Pennsylvania)
38. Diocese of Evansville (Indiana)
39. Diocese of Fairbanks (Alaska)
40. Diocese of Fall River (Massachusetts)
41. Diocese of Fargo (North Dakota)
42. Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend (Indiana)
43. Diocese of Fort Worth (Texas)
44. Diocese of Fresno (California)
45. Diocese of Gallup (New Mexico)
46. Diocese of Gary (Indiana)
47. Diocese of Gaylord (Michigan)
48. Diocese of Grand Island (Nebraska)
49. Diocese of Grand Rapids (Michigan)
50. Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (Montana)
51. Diocese of Green Bay (Wisconsin)
52. Diocese of Greensburg (Pennsylvania)
53. Diocese of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)
54. Diocese of Helena (Montana)
55. Diocese of Honolulu (Hawaii)
56. Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux (Louisiana)
57. Diocese of Jackson (Mississippi)
58. Diocese of Jefferson City (Missouri)
59. Diocese of Joliet (Illinois)
60. Diocese of Juneau (Alaska)
61. Diocese of Kalamazoo (Michigan)
62. Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (Missouri)
63. Diocese of Knoxville (Tennessee)
64. Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin)
65. Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana
66. Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana
67. Diocese of Lake Charles (Louisiana)
68. Diocese of Lansing (Michigan)
69. Diocese of Laredo (Texas)
70. Diocese of Las Cruces (New Mexico)
71. Diocese of Las Vegas (Nevada)
72. Diocese of Lexington (Kentucky)
73. Diocese of Lincoln (Nebraska)
74. Diocese of Little Rock (Arkansas)
75. Diocese of Lubbock (Texas)
76. Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin)
77. Diocese of Manchester (New Hampshire)
78. Diocese of Marquette (Michigan)
79. Diocese of Memphis (Tennessee)
80. Diocese of Metuchen (New Jersey)
81. Diocese of Monterey (California)
82. Diocese of Nashville (Tennessee)
83. Diocese of New Ulm (Minnesota)
84. Diocese of Norwich (Connecticut)
85. Diocese of Oakland (California)
86. Diocese of Ogdensburg (New York)
87. Diocese of Orange (California)
88. Diocese of Orlando (Florida)
89. Diocese of Owensboro (Kentucky)
90. Diocese of Palm Beach (Florida)
91. Diocese of Paterson (New Jersey)
92. Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee (Florida)
93. Diocese of Peoria (Illinois)
94. Diocese of Phoenix (Arizona)
95. Diocese of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
96. Diocese of Portland in Maine
97. Diocese of Providence (Rhode Island)
98. Diocese of Pueblo (Colorado)
99. Diocese of Raleigh (North Carolina)
100. Diocese of Rapid City (South Dakota)
101. Diocese of Reno (Nevada)
102. Diocese of Richmond (Virginia)
103. Diocese of Rochester (New York)
104. Diocese of Rockford (Illinois)
105. Diocese of Rockville Centre (New York)
106. Diocese of Sacramento (California)
107. Diocese of Saginaw (Michigan)
108. Diocese of Salina (Kansas)
109. Diocese of Salt Lake City (Utah)
110. Diocese of San Angelo (Texas)
111. Diocese of San Bernardino (California)
112. Diocese of San Diego (California)
113. Diocese of San Jose (California)
114. Diocese of Santa Rosa (California)
115. Diocese of Savannah (Georgia)
116. Diocese of Scranton (Pennsylvania)
117. Diocese of Shreveport (Louisiana)
118. Diocese of Sioux City (Iowa)
119. Diocese of Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
120. Diocese of Spokane (Washington)
121. Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
122. Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts
123. Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau (Missouri)
124. Diocese of St. Augustine (Florida)
125. Diocese of St. Cloud (Minnesota)
126. Diocese of St. Petersburg (Florida)
127. Diocese of St. Thomas, VI (Virgin Islands)
128. Diocese of Steubenville (Ohio)
129. Diocese of Stockton (California)
130. Diocese of Superior (Wisconsin)
131. Diocese of Syracuse (New York)
132. Diocese of Toledo (Ohio)
133. Diocese of Trenton (New Jersey)
134. Diocese of Tucson (Arizona)
135. Diocese of Tulsa (Oklahoma)
136. Diocese of Tyler (Texas)
137. Diocese of Venice (Florida)
138. Diocese of Victoria (Texas)
139. Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (West Virginia)
140. Diocese of Wichita (Kansas)
141. Diocese of Wilmington (Delaware)
142. Diocese of Winona (Minnesota)
143. Diocese of Worcester (Massachusetts)
144. Diocese of Yakima (Washington)
145. Diocese of Youngstown (Ohio)

Notes

1 The Official Catholic Directory 2012, General Summary.
2 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Vacant Sees, 2012.
3 2012 Catholic Almanac (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 2012),
p. 432.



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