Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona-Rochester
The Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Latin: Dioecesis Vinonaënsis-Roffensis) is the Roman Catholic diocese which ministers to the people of southern Minnesota. The diocese includes Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Jackson, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Rock, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona Counties.
Diocese of Winona-Rochester
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Coat of arms
|Territory||20 counties across southern Minnesota|
|Ecclesiastical province||Saint Paul and Minneapolis|
|Area||12,282 sq mi (31,810 km2)|
|(as of 2010)|
|Established||November 26, 1889 (130 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Winona)|
|Co-cathedral||Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Rochester)|
|Patron saint||Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Bishop||John M. Quinn|
|Bishops emeritus||Bernard Joseph Harrington|
- 1 History
- 2 Bishops
- 3 Schools
- 4 Arms
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Pope Leo XIII erected the Diocese on November 26, 1889. The episcopal see is located in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, Minnesota. Its present Bishop is John M. Quinn. It is bordered to the north by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, of which it is a suffragan see, and the Diocese of New Ulm. On March 27, 2018, the diocese announced that the Congregation for Bishops decided the diocese will be called the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. As part of this name change, St. John the Evangelist Church in Rochester was designated as co-cathedral.
Sex abuse cases and bankruptcyEdit
In September 2018, the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal the Diocese filed to block lawsuits for past cases of sex abuse. In November 2018, the Diocese of Winona-Rochester released a statement claiming that the Diocese would soon file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy due to the financial burden caused by the sex abuse lawsuits. The Diocese then officially filed for bankruptcy in December 2018. As part of its bankruptcy filing, the Diocese agreed to not file an objection to having more plaintiffs added to the lawsuits so long as they could come forward by April 8, 2019.
This is a list of the bishops who have served the Diocese through its history.
Bishops of WinonaEdit
- Joseph Bernard Cotter (1889–1909)
- Patrick Richard Heffron (1910–1927)
- Francis Martin Kelly (1928–1949)
- Edward Aloysius Fitzgerald (1949–1969)
- Loras Joseph Watters (1969–1986)
- John George Vlazny (1987–1997), appointed Archbishop of Portland in Oregon
- Bernard Joseph Harrington (1998–2009)
- John M. Quinn (2009-)
Bishops of Winona-RochesterEdit
- John M. Quinn (2018-present)
- Leo Binz (1942–1949), did not succeed to see; appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and Archbishop of Dubuque and later Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit
Superintendents of schoolsEdit
|Fr. George Henry Speltz||1945-1949|
|Fr. Thomas Adamson||1963-1964|
|Fr. James David Habiger||1964-1980|
|Sister Joseph Marie Kasel, SSND||1976-1982|
|Brother Dominic J. Kennedy, FSC||1984-1988|
- Cotter High School, Winona
- Lourdes High School, Rochester
- Loyola Catholic School, Mankato
- Pacelli High School, Austin
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- Diocese of Winona at Catholic-Hierarchy
- Diocese of Winona History
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- "Diocese of Winona Renamed With Addition of Rochester Co-Cathedral". dow.org. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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