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Bishops and Dioceses

 
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the Catholic Church hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands

(Information as of June 20, 2019)


Cardinals

There are 15 U.S. Cardinals
(American-born, were ordained, or have served in the United States)

6 Cardinals Currently Lead U.S. Archdioceses

  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich - Chicago
  • Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo - Galveston-Houston
  • Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan - New York
  • Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley - Boston
  • Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, CSsR - Newark

4 U.S. Cardinals Currently Serve in a Another Capacity

  • Cardinal Raymond L. Burke - Patron of the Order of Malta
  • Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell - Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life
  • Cardinal James M. Harvey - Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls
  • Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien - Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

6 U.S. Cardinals Are Retired

  • 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 Justin F. Rigali - Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
  • Cardinal James F. Stafford - Major Penitentiary Emeritus
  • Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl - Archbishop Emeritus of Washington

Bishops

There are 434 active and retired (arch)bishops in the United States

Active Bishops:

  • 5 Cardinal Archbishops
  • 28 Archbishops
  • 157 Diocesan Bishops
  • 76 Auxiliary Bishops
  • 1 Coadjutor Archbishop
  • 3 Diocesan Administrators

Retired Bishops:
(in accordance with Canon Law, all Bishops are required to submit their resignation upon reaching retirement age of 75.  However, the Pope can accept a Bishop's resignation at any point regardless of age)

  • 6 Retired Cardinals
  • 18 retired Archbishops
  • 97 retired Diocesan Bishops
  • 46 retired Auxiliary Bishops

Vacant Sees

(Arch)Dioceses become vacant when the Ordinary Bishop resigns, passes away, or is transferred to another See.

These Dioceses are overseen by an Administrator who is a priest or bishop at least 35 years old and chosen by the College of Consultors of the (Arch)Diocese within a period of 8 days following the See becoming vacant.

The Pope may also appoint an Apostolic Administrator (typically the Metropolitan Archbishop, local retired Bishop, or suffragan Bishop) upon the Ordinary Bishop's death, transfer, or acceptance of resignation.

There are currently 10 Vacant (Arch)Dioceses in the United States:
  • Diocese of Alexandria - Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, Apostolic Administrator
  • Archdiocese of Atlanta - Bishop Joel M. Konzen, Apostolic Administrator
  • Diocese of Helena - Rev. Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, Diocesan Administrator
  • Archdiocese of Anchorage - Bishop Andrew E. Bellisario, CM, Apostolic Administrator
  • Diocese of Las Cruces - Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, Apostolic Administrator
  • Diocese of Madison - Rev. Msgr. James R. Bartylla, Diocesan Administrator
  • Diocese of Saginaw - Bishop Walter A. Hurley, Apostolic Administrator
  • Diocese of Shreveport - Very Rev. Peter B. Mangum, Diocesan Administrator
  • Diocese of Syracuse - Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, Apostolic Administrator
  • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston - Archbishop William E. Lori, Apostolic Administrator

Episcopal Regions, Archdioceses, and Dioceses in the U.S.

In the United States, there are 195 archdioceses/dioceses, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

  • 145 Latin Catholic dioceses
  • 32 Latin Catholic archdioceses
  • 15 Eastern Catholic dioceses
  • 2 Eastern Catholic archdioceses
  • 1 Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
  • 1 Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter
     

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. The curial offices and chanceries of Eastern Catholic Eparchies and Archeparchies are based in a certain city.  However, the Eparchies and Archeparchies have jurisdiction over large swaths of the United States (and Canada) based on the breadth of each individual Church. 

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA provides pastoral care and spiritual services to those serving in the armed forces of the United States, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and the dependents of those retired or on active duty.  On July 21, 1986 Pope John Paul II reorganized the military vicariate as an archdiocese with its own archbishop and relocated the see to the District of Columbia. The AMS oversees Catholic priests serving as chaplains and has no defined territory. Its jurisdiction extends to wherever American uniformed military members serve including all U.S. Government property, military installations, embassies, and other diplomatic missions.

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, Texas and includes parishes and communities across the United States that are fully Catholic, while retaining elements of their Anglican heritage and traditions.

The Archdioceses and Dioceses of the United States are divided into 14 geographic regions with the Eastern Catholic Churches constituting their own membership region for the purposes of USCCB proceedings.
These regions typically include two or more Metropolitan Archdioceses and several Dioceses across one or more States.

Region I (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Diocese of Burlington
  • Diocese of Fall River
  • Archdiocese of Hartford
  • Diocese of Manchester
  • Diocese of Norwich
  • Diocese of Portland
  • Diocese of Providence
  • Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts
  • Diocese of Worchester

Region II (New York)

  • Diocese of Albany
  • Diocese of Brooklyn
  • Diocese of Buffalo
  • Archdiocese of New York
  • Diocese of Ogdensburg
  • Diocese of Rochester
  • Diocese of Rockville Centre
  • Diocese of Syracuse

Region III (New Jersey and Pennsylvania)

  • Diocese of Allentown
  • Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
  • Diocese of Camden
  • Diocese of Erie
  • Diocese of Greensburg
  • Diocese of Harrisburg
  • Diocese of Metuchen
  • Archdiocese of Newark
  • Diocese of Paterson
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • Diocese of Scranton
  • Diocese of Trenton

Region IV (District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and the Military Archdiocese)

  • Diocese of Arlington
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Diocese of Richmond
  • Diocese of Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
  • Archdiocese of Washington (District of Columbia)
  • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
  • Diocese of Wilmington

Region V (Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee)

  • Diocese of Alexandria
  • Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Diocese of Biloxi
  • Diocese of Birmingham
  • Diocese of Covington
  • Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
  • Diocese of Jackson
  • Diocese of Knoxville
  • Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana
  • Diocese of Lake Charles
  • Diocese of Lexington
  • Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Diocese of Memphis
  • Archdiocese of Mobile
  • Diocese of Nashville
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Diocese of Owensboro
  • Diocese of Shreveport

Region VI (Ohio and Michigan)

  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • Diocese of Cleveland
  • Diocese of Columbus
  • Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Diocese of Gaylord
  • Diocese of Kalamazoo
  • Diocese of Lansing
  • Diocese of Marquette
  • Diocese of Saginaw
  • Diocese of Steubenville
  • Diocese of Toledo
  • Diocese of Youngstown

Region VII (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin)

  • Diocese of Belleville
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Diocese of Evansville
  • Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • Diocese of Gary
  • Diocese of Green Bay
  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Diocese of Joliet
  • Diocese of La Crosse
  • Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana
  • Diocese of Madison
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Diocese of Peoria
  • Diocese of Rockford
  • Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
  • Diocese of Superior

Region VIII (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota)

  • Diocese of Bismarck
  • Diocese of Crookston
  • Diocese of Duluth
  • Diocese of Fargo
  • Diocese of New Ulm
  • Diocese of Rapid City
  • Diocese of Saint Cloud
  • Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
  • Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Region IX (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska)

  • Diocese of Davenport
  • Diocese of Des Moines
  • Diocese of Dodge City
  • Archdiocese of Dubuque
  • Diocese of Grand Island
  • Diocese of Jefferson City
  • Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
  • Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph
  • Diocese of Lincoln
  • Archdiocese of Omaha
  • Archdiocese of Saint Louis
  • Diocese of Salina
  • Diocese of Sioux City
  • Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
  • Diocese of Wichita

Region X (Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas)

  • Diocese of Amarillo
  • Diocese of Austin
  • Diocese of Beaumont
  • Diocese of Brownsville
  • The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
  • Diocese of Corpus Christi
  • Diocese of Dallas
  • Diocese of El Paso
  • Diocese of Fort Worth
  • Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Diocese of Laredo
  • Diocese of Little Rock
  • Diocese of Lubbock
  • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • Diocese of San Angelo
  • Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • Diocese of Tulsa
  • Diocese of Tyler
  • Diocese of Victoria

Region XI (California, Hawaii, and Nevada)

  • Diocese of Fresno
  • Diocese of Honolulu
  • Diocese of Las Vegas
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Diocese of Monterey
  • Diocese of Oakland
  • Diocese of Orange
  • Diocese of Reno
  • Diocese of Sacramento
  • Diocese of San Bernardino
  • Diocese of San Diego
  • Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • Diocese of San Jose
  • Diocese of Santa Rosa
  • Diocese of Stockton

Region XII (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington)

  • Archdiocese of Anchorage
  • Diocese of Baker
  • Diocese of Boise
  • Diocese of Fairbanks
  • Diocese of Great Falls-Billings
  • Diocese of Helena
  • Diocese of Juneau
  • Archdiocese of Portland
  • Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Diocese of Spokane
  • Diocese of Yakima

Region XIII (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)

  • Diocese of Cheyenne
  • Diocese of Colorado Springs
  • Archdiocese of Denver
  • Diocese of Gallup
  • Diocese of Las Cruces
  • Diocese of Phoenix
  • Diocese of Salt Lake City
  • Archdiocese of Santa Fe
  • Diocese of Tucson

Region XIV (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

  • Archdiocese of Atlanta
  • Diocese of Charleston
  • Diocese of Charlotte
  • Archdiocese of Miami
  • Diocese of Orlando
  • Diocese of Palm Beach
  • Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
  • Diocese of Raleigh
  • Diocese of Saint Augustine
  • Diocese of Saint Petersburg
  • Diocese of Savannah
  • Diocese of Venice

Region XV (eastern catholic churches)

  • Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale
  • Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
  • Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
  • Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
  • Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix
  • Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
  • Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego
  • Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn
  • Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
  • Melkite Greek Catholic  Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston)
  • Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Saint George's in Canton
  • Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark
  • Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago
  • Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace in the USA and Canada
  • Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
  • Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma
  • Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Nicholas in Chicago
  • Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford
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