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List of Catholic dioceses in the United States

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This list of the Catholic dioceses and archdioceses of the United States which includes both the dioceses of the Latin Church, which employ the Latin liturgical rites, and various other dioceses, primarily the eparchies of the Eastern Catholic Churches, which employ various Eastern Christian rites, and which are in full communion with the Pope in Rome. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA is not a metropolitan diocese. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter was established on January 1, 2012 for former Anglicans who join the Catholic Church.[1]

Provinces and dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Each color represents one of the 32 Latin Rite provinces.

The Catholic Church has a total of 197 particular churches — consisting of 32 territorial archdioceses, 145 territorial dioceses, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (serving members of the US Armed Forces and Diplomatic Corps, and those in facilities of the Veterans Administration and their dependents), and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter (serving Catholics who were formerly Anglicans) within the Roman Rite; and two archieparchies and 16 eparchies in the Eastern Catholic Churches — in the 50 United States and the US Virgin Islands. The pastor of any particular church other than an ordinariate must be episcopally ordained, but his title conforms to that of his jurisdiction: the pastor of an archdiocese is an archbishop, the pastor of a diocese is a bishop, the pastor of an archieparchy is an archieparch, the pastor of an eparchy is an eparch, and the pastor of an exarchate is an exarch. The pastor of an ordinariate, titled the "ordinary" (which is a term also used generically for the pastor of any particular church), may be either a bishop if celibate, or a presbyter (priest) if married, but he holds the same power of governance of his ordinariate that a bishop has of his diocese in either case; Pope Benedict XVI deliberately instituted this provision to permit married, former Anglican bishops who come into full communion with the Catholic Church along with many of their congregants to accede to office while respecting sensitivities in ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches, which also maintain a celibate episcopacy. The pastor of each particular church is, ex officio, a full member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Auxiliary and retired bishops are also members of the Conference but have no vote.

In the United States, each archbishop is also the metropolitan bishop of an ecclesiastical province that encompasses several adjacent dioceses. Likewise, each archieparch is also the metropolitan of an ecclesiastical province that encompasses all of the eparchies of the same sui iuris particular church in the United States. Most provincial and diocesan boundaries conform to state, county, borough (in Alaska), or parish (in Louisiana) political boundaries.[2] The sui iuris Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the US has an ecclesiastical province consisting of an archieparchy and three eparchies, and the sui iuris Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church has an ecclesiastical province consisting of an archieparchy and three eparchies; the boundaries of these jurisdictions also generally conform to those of states. Most of the remaining eparchies are national in territory, but two particular churches, namely the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States and Canada and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, are international, encompassing all of the United States and Canada; their pastors also are ex officio members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).

There are several other dioceses whose territories cover the Nation's unincorporated territories. Puerto Rico has one ecclesiastical province comprising an archdiocese and five dioceses, which together form the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference, which is separate from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.[3] The dioceses that encompass American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam are part of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.

In the Roman Rite, (arch)dioceses customarily take the name of the city of the (arch)bishop's cathedra, denominated the "see". A few dioceses bear the names of two cities, variously reflecting a shift in the major center of population, e.g., the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; future plan to divide a diocese, e.g., the former Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas; union of two former dioceses, e.g., the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph; political expedience, e.g., the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; or a perceived need for some episcopal functions to be accessible to residents of another part of the diocesan territory, e.g., the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Some of the sui iuris particular churches also follow this custom, while others denominated their jurisdictions after saints or other religious titles.

In the Roman Catholic Church, there are many bishops who do not govern dioceses:

  • A "coadjutor" is appointed to assist the bishop of a diocese or eparchy with its daily governance and has the right of automatic succession upon the death or resignation of the bishop. A coadjutor always holds the title "Coadjutor of [name of see]". The coadjutor of an archdiocese or archieparchy also has the status of an archbishop or archieparch.
  • A retired diocesan bishop holds the title of "Bishop Emeritus of [name of see]" or, in the case of an archdiocese, "Archbishop Emeritus of [name of see]".
  • Auxiliary bishops, bishops who govern jurisdictions that are not canonically erected as dioceses, bishops and archbishops of the Roman Curia, and bishops and archbishops of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See have titles of former dioceses and archdioceses.
  • The Pope also may confer the personal title of "archbishop" on a diocesan bishop who does not govern an archdiocese; such a prelate is classified as an archbishop ad personam: although still merely a diocesan bishop, he is titled with the name of a former archdiocese in addition to possessing the title of his own diocese. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Bishop of Rochester and Titular Archbishop of Neoportus was one of the more famous examples of this custom.

When a diocese is suppressed or when the diocesan see is transferred to another location, the title of the former see becomes available for assignment to a titular bishop or, in the case of an archdiocese, a titular archbishop or an archbishop ad personam. The Vatican resurrected the names of many former sees of the United States in the 1990s, as indicated by the table of former dioceses toward the end of this article.

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Territorial provinces and diocesesEdit

Province Map Diocese Coat of Arms

Ecclesiastical Province of AnchorageEdit

Anchorage   Archdiocese of Anchorage  
Diocese of Fairbanks  
Diocese of Juneau  

Ecclesiastical Province of AtlantaEdit

Atlanta   Archdiocese of Atlanta  
Diocese of Charleston  
Diocese of Charlotte  
Diocese of Raleigh  
Diocese of Savannah  

Ecclesiastical Province of BaltimoreEdit

Baltimore   Archdiocese of Baltimore  
Diocese of Arlington  
Diocese of Richmond  
Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston  
Diocese of Wilmington  

Ecclesiastical Province of BostonEdit

Boston   Archdiocese of Boston  
Diocese of Burlington  
Diocese of Fall River  
Diocese of Manchester  
Diocese of Portland  
Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts  
Diocese of Worcester  

Ecclesiastical Province of ChicagoEdit

Chicago   Archdiocese of Chicago  
Diocese of Belleville  
Diocese of Joliet  
Diocese of Peoria  
Diocese of Rockford  
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois  

Ecclesiastical Province of CincinnatiEdit

Cincinnati   Archdiocese of Cincinnati  
Diocese of Cleveland  
Diocese of Columbus  
Diocese of Steubenville  
Diocese of Toledo  
Diocese of Youngstown  

Ecclesiastical Province of DenverEdit

Denver   Archdiocese of Denver  
Diocese of Cheyenne  
Diocese of Colorado Springs  
Diocese of Pueblo  

Ecclesiastical Province of DetroitEdit

Detroit   Archdiocese of Detroit
Diocese of Gaylord  
Diocese of Grand Rapids  
Diocese of Kalamazoo
Diocese of Lansing  
Diocese of Marquette  
Diocese of Saginaw  

Ecclesiastical Province of DubuqueEdit

Dubuque   Archdiocese of Dubuque  
Diocese of Davenport  
Diocese of Des Moines
Diocese of Sioux City  

Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-HoustonEdit

Galveston-Houston   Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston  
Diocese of Austin  
Diocese of Beaumont  
Diocese of Brownsville  
Diocese of Corpus Christi  
Diocese of Tyler  
Diocese of Victoria  

Ecclesiastical Province of HartfordEdit

Hartford   Archdiocese of Hartford  
Diocese of Bridgeport  
Diocese of Norwich  
Diocese of Providence  

Ecclesiastical Province of IndianapolisEdit

Indianapolis   Archdiocese of Indianapolis  
Diocese of Evansville  
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend  
Diocese of Gary  
Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana  

Ecclesiastical Province of Kansas CityEdit

Kansas City in Kansas   Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas  
Diocese of Dodge City  
Diocese of Salina  
Diocese of Wichita  

Ecclesiastical Province of Los AngelesEdit

Los Angeles   Archdiocese of Los Angeles  
Diocese of Fresno  
Diocese of Monterey  
Diocese of Orange  
Diocese of San Bernardino  
Diocese of San Diego  

Ecclesiastical Province of LouisvilleEdit

Louisville   Archdiocese of Louisville  
Diocese of Covington  
Diocese of Knoxville  
Diocese of Lexington  
Diocese of Memphis  
Diocese of Nashville  
Diocese of Owensboro  

Ecclesiastical Province of MiamiEdit

Miami   Archdiocese of Miami  
Diocese of Orlando  
Diocese of Palm Beach  
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee  
Diocese of St. Augustine  
Diocese of St. Petersburg  
Diocese of Venice  

Ecclesiastical Province of MilwaukeeEdit

Milwaukee   Archdiocese of Milwaukee  
Diocese of Green Bay  
Diocese of La Crosse  
Diocese of Madison  
Diocese of Superior  

Ecclesiastical Province of MobileEdit

Mobile   Archdiocese of Mobile  
Diocese of Biloxi
Diocese of Birmingham  
Diocese of Jackson

Ecclesiastical Province of New OrleansEdit

New Orleans   Archdiocese of New Orleans  
Diocese of Alexandria  
Diocese of Baton Rouge  
Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux  
Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana  
Diocese of Lake Charles  
Diocese of Shreveport  

Ecclesiastical Province of New YorkEdit

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

Ecclesiastical Province of NewarkEdit

Newark   Archdiocese of Newark  
Diocese of Camden  
Diocese of Metuchen  
Diocese of Paterson  
Diocese of Trenton  

Ecclesiastical Province of Oklahoma CityEdit

Oklahoma City   Archdiocese of Oklahoma City  
Diocese of Little Rock  
Diocese of Tulsa  

Ecclesiastical Province of OmahaEdit

Omaha   Archdiocese of Omaha  
Diocese of Grand Island  
Diocese of Lincoln  

Ecclesiastical Province of PhiladelphiaEdit

Philadelphia   Archdiocese of Philadelphia  
Diocese of Allentown  
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown  
Diocese of Erie  
Diocese of Greensburg  
Diocese of Harrisburg  
Diocese of Pittsburgh  
Diocese of Scranton  

Ecclesiastical Province of PortlandEdit

Portland in Oregon   Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon  
Diocese of Baker  
Diocese of Boise  
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings  
Diocese of Helena  

Ecclesiastical Province of St. LouisEdit

St. Louis   Archdiocese of St. Louis  
Diocese of Jefferson City  
Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph  
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau  

Ecclesiastical Province of Saint Paul and MinneapolisEdit

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

Ecclesiastical Province of San AntonioEdit

San Antonio   Archdiocese of San Antonio  
Diocese of Amarillo  
Diocese of Dallas  
Diocese of El Paso  
Diocese of Fort Worth  
Diocese of Laredo  
Diocese of Lubbock  
Diocese of San Angelo  

Ecclesiastical Province of San FranciscoEdit

San Francisco   Archdiocese of San Francisco  
Diocese of Honolulu  
Diocese of Las Vegas  
Diocese of Oakland  
Diocese of Reno  
Diocese of Sacramento  
Diocese of Salt Lake City  
Diocese of San Jose  
Diocese of Santa Rosa  
Diocese of Stockton

Ecclesiastical Province of Santa FeEdit

Santa Fe   Archdiocese of Santa Fe  
Diocese of Gallup  
Diocese of Las Cruces  
Diocese of Phoenix  
Diocese of Tucson  

Ecclesiastical Province of SeattleEdit

Seattle   Archdiocese of Seattle  
Diocese of Spokane  
Diocese of Yakima  

Ecclesiastical Province of WashingtonEdit

Washington   Archdiocese of Washington  
Diocese of Saint Thomas  

Ecclesiastical Province of San JuanEdit

San Juan (Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico)   Archdiocese of San Juan  
Diocese of Arecibo  
Diocese of Caguas  
Diocese of Fajardo-Humacao  
Diocese of Mayagüez  
Diocese of Ponce  

Ecclesiastical Province of AgañaEdit

Agaña (part of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific)
The Ecclesiastical Province of Agaña also includes
one more diocese and an apostolic prefecture,
neither of whose territories are in the United States.
Archdiocese of Agaña  
Diocese of Chalan Kanoa  

Ecclesiastical Province of Samoa-ApiaEdit

Samoa-Apia (part of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific)
The metropolitan archdiocese of this province lies
outside the United States, as does a mission sui iuris
which is also part of the province.
  Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago  

Military archdioceseEdit

Members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their dependents, employees of the US Veterans Health Administration and its patients, and Americans in civil service overseas, including the Nation's diplomatic corps and their dependents, both Catholics of the Latin Church and Eastern Churches, are served by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. An archbishop leads it who is presently assisted by four auxiliary bishops. Its status as an "archdiocese" is merely honorary. In 1986, Pope John Paul II amended the juridical organization of military chaplaincies from "military vicariates" to "military ordinariates",[4] the head of which was likened to a diocesan bishop. The Ordinary of the Archdiocese of the Military Services is usually granted the personal title of "Archbishop", although this is not a requisite of the office.

Eastern Catholic eparchiesEdit

Province of Philadelphia (Ukrainian)

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the United States is organized into a metropolia (province) comprising a metropolitan archeparchy and three suffragan eparchies.

Metropolia Map Eparchy
Philadelphia   Archeparchy of Philadelphia
Eparchy of Chicago
Eparchy of Parma
Eparchy of Stamford

Province of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian)

The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church in the United States is organized into the sui iuris Province of Pittsburgh, consisting of a metropolitan archeparchy and three suffragan eparchies. The eparchies also serve the faithful of other Byzantine Catholic Churches without established hierarchies in the United States, namely those of the Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Italo-Albanian, Macedonian, Russian, and Slovakian Byzantine Catholic Churches.

Metropolia Map Eparchy
Pittsburgh   Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Eparchy of Parma
Eparchy of Passaic
Eparchy of Phoenix

Eastern Catholic eparchies immediately subject to the Holy See

The following particular Eastern Catholic Churches are not suffragan to metropolitan sees, but are instead exempt and therefore immediately subject to the Holy See, while they still remain part of their respective patriarchal, major archiepiscopal, or other rite- and tradition-specific particular churches.

Church Eparchy
Armenian Catholic Church Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg of the USA and Canada
Chaldean Catholic Church Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle of San Diego
Maronite Church Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn
Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton
Romanian Catholic Church Eparchy of St George's in Canton
Syriac Catholic Church Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Eparchy of St. Thomas of Chicago
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace of the USA and Canada

Personal ordinariate (Anglican use)Edit

Under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus of 2009, an effort was underway to establish a personal ordinariate, or diocese, in the United States. The ordinariate was formed for former Anglicans, including members from the Episcopal Church, Continuing Anglican churches, and Anglican Use parishes. The world's first such ordinariate is the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham of England and Wales. The personal ordinariate for the United States, the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, was instituted on January 1, 2012 in accordance with Anglicanorum Coetibus.[1]

Former US diocesesEdit

Diocese Cathedral History Ref.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Allegheny St. Peter Church •1876.01.11: Established as the Diocese of Allegheny with territory from the Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1889.07.01: Suppressed, with its territory returned to the Diocese of Pittsburgh
•1971: Title of Bishop of Allegheny Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[5]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Alton Church of Sts. Peter and Paul •1853.07.29: Established as the Diocese of Quincy, with territory from the Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alton
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: See Transferred and Title Changed to the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
•1995: Title of Bishop of Alton Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[6]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Bardstown Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral •1808.04.08: Established as the Diocese of Bardstown with territory from the Diocese of Baltimore
•1821.06.19: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Cincinnati
•1834.05.06: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Vincennes
•1837.07.28: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Nashville
•1841.02.13: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Louisville
•1937: Elevated to Archdiocese
•1995: Title of Bishop of Bardstown Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[7]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Both Californias •1840.04.27: Established as the Diocese of Both Californias with territory from the Diocese of Sonora
•1849.11.20: Title Changed to Diocese of Monterey
•1859: Title Changed to Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles
•1992: Title Changed to Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego
•1922: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Monterrey-Fresno
•1936: Elevated to Archdiocese; lost territory to establish the Diocese of San Diego
•1976: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Orange
1978: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of San Bernardino
•1996: Title of Bishop of Both Californias Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[8][9]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church •1887.08.02: Established as the Diocese of Concordia with territory from the Diocese of Leavenworth
•1944.12.23: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Salina
•1995: Title of Bishop of Concordia Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[10]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Grass Valley St. Patrick Church •1860.09.27: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Marysville with territory from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Francisco
•1868.03.22: Promoted as Diocese of Grass Valley
•1886.05.28: Title Changed to Diocese of Sacramento
•1995: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Grass Valley
[11]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Jamestown St. James Church •1889.11.10: Established as the Diocese of Jamestown with territory from the Apostolic Vicariate of Dakota
•1897.04.06: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Fargo
•1995: Title of Bishop of Jamestown Restored as Titular Episcopal
[12]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kearney •1912.03.08: Established as the Diocese of Kearney with territory from the Diocese of Omaha
•1917.04.11: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Grand Island
•1995: Title of Bishop of Kearney Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[13]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lead St. Patrick Church •1902.08.04: Established as the Diocese of Lead with territory from the Diocese of Sioux Falls
•1930.08.01: See transferred and title changed to Diocese of Rapid City
•1995: Title of Bishop of Lead Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[14]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Leavenworth Church of the Immaculate Conception •1850.07.19: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains with territory from the Archdiocese of St Louis
•1857.01.06: Lost territory to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Nebraska
•1857: Title changed to Apostolic Vicariate of Kansas
•1877.05.22: Promoted as Diocese of Leavenworth
•1887.08.02: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Wichita and Diocese of Concordia
•1891.05.29: Title Changed to Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas
•1897.03.05: Title Changed to Diocese of Leavenworth
•1947.05.10: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas
•1952: Elevated to Archdiocese
•1995: Title of Bishop of Leavenworth Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[15]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Natchez St. Mary Basilica •1826.07.18: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Mississippi with territory from the Diocese of Louisiana
•1837.07.28: Promoted as Diocese of Natchez
•1956.12.18: Title Changed to Diocese of Natchez–Jackson
•1977.03.01: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Natchez; lost territory to establish the Diocese of Biloxi and Diocese of Jackson
•1977.03.01: Title of Bishop of Natchez Designated as Titular Episcopal See
[16]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Natchitoches Basilica of the Immaculate Conception •1853.07.29: Established as the Diocese of Natchitoches with territory from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of New Orleans
•1910.08.06: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alexandria
•1977: Title Changed to Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport
•1986: Title Changed to Diocese of Alexandria; lost territory to establish the Diocese of Shreveport
•1995: Title of Bishop of Natchitoches Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[17]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Nesqually Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater •1850.05.31: Established as the Diocese of Nesqually with territory from the Diocese of Walla Walla
•1853.07.29: Gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Walla Walla
•1907.09.11: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Seattle
•1951: Elevated as Archdiocese of Seattle
•1995: Title of Bishop of Nesqually Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[18]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Oregon City St. John the Apostle Church •1843.12.01: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon with territory from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archdiocese of Quebec
•1846.07.24: Promoted as Diocese of Oregon City; lost territory to establish the Diocese of Vancouver Island and Diocese of Walla Walla
•1850.07.29: Elevated to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oregon City
•1868.03.03: Lost territory to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Idaho and Montana
•1894: Gained territory from the Diocese of Vancouver Island
•1903.06.19: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Baker City
•1928.09.26: See Transferred and Title Changed to Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
•1996: Title of Archbishop of Oregon City Restored as Titular Metropolitan See
[19]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Quincy •1853.07.29: Established as the Diocese of Quincy with territory from the Diocese of Chicago
•1857.01.09: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Alton
•1887.01.07: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Belleville
•1923.10.26: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
•1995: Title of Bishop of Alton Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[20]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Joseph •1868.03.03: Established as Diocese of Saint Joseph with territory from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis
•1956.07.02: Suppressed, merged with the Diocese of Kansas City(Mo.) to form the Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Jefferson City and Diocese of Springfield–Cape Girardeau
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral •1853.07.29: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Michigan with territory from the Diocese of Detroit
•1857.01.09: Elevated as Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie
•1865.10.23: Title Changed to Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie–Marquette
•1937.01.03: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Marquette
•1995: Title of Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie Restored as Titular Episcopal See
•1996: Title of Titular See Changed to Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie in Michigan
[21]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Vincennes Basilica of St. Francis Xavier •1834.05.06: Established as the Diocese of Vincennes with territory from the Diocese of Bardstown
•1857.01.08: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Fort Wayne
•1898.03.28: See Transferred and Title Changed to Diocese of Indianapolis
•1944: Elevated to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Indianapolis; lost territory to establish the Diocese of Evansville
•1995: Title of Bishop of Vincennes Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[22]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Walla Walla •1846.07.24: Established as the Diocese of Walla Walla with territory from the Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon
•1850.05.31: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Nesqually
•1853.07.29: Suppressed, with territory annexed to the Diocese of Nesqually
•1971: Title of Bishop of Walla Walla Restored as Titular Episcopal See
[23]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cardinal Levada, William (January 1, 2012). "Decree of Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter" (PDF). Holy See. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ For exceptions, see Provincial Boundary Lines.
  3. ^ Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.). GCatholic.org website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. ^ http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/la/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_19860421_spirituali-militum-curae.html
  5. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Allegheny". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Alton". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Bardstown". GCatholic.org.
  8. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Both Californias". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  9. ^ "California". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Concordia". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Grass Valley". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Jamestown". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Kearney". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Lead". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Leavenworth". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Natchez". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Nachitoches". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Nesqually". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Oregon City". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Quincy". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Sault Sainte Marie". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Vincennes". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Walla Walla". GCatholic.org. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.

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