List of the Catholic dioceses of the United States

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

The following is the list of the Catholic dioceses and archdioceses of the United States. This list includes not only dioceses of the Latin or Western Church but also the eparchies (dioceses) of the Eastern Catholic Churches that are in full communion with the Bishop of Rome.

The Catholic Church in the United States comprises 195 particular churches, of which the 194 dioceses and one apostolic exarchate[1] are each led by a bishop. In the United States, state, counties or county equivalents are usually used to determine boundaries of most territorial dioceses.[2] There are also nationwide or large area dioceses defined by rite for many Eastern Catholics. In addition to the 195 territorial dioceses and exarchate, there is the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, which ministers to Catholics serving in the military or diplomatic corps and their dependents. Dioceses led by archbishops are called archdioceses. There are 32 archdioceses whose archbishops serve as the metropolitans of 32 Roman Catholic ecclesiastical provinces in the United States. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is not a metropolitan see.

In addition to the 195 dioceses and the single exarchate whose bishops are members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), there are several other dioceses in the nation's unincorporated territories (i.e., in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands).

The United States Catholic population is mainly of the Latin Church, but eparchies and archeparchies of the Eastern Catholic Churches exist in the nation. These particular Churches are also organized into ecclesiastical provinces of their own or are exempt dioceses immediately subject to the Holy See.

Dioceses and archdioceses are normally named by the city in which the bishop or archbishop has his seat. The diocese may take in a much wider area: e.g., the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark for Syrian Rite Catholics actually serves all Syrian Catholics in the entire United States and Canada; the Diocese of Albany serves not just the city of Albany, NY, but also a large portion of central New York State.

All Catholic bishops from the United States and the U. S. Virgin Islands—whether diocesan, coadjutor, or auxiliary; Latin Rite or Eastern Rite—are members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishops from Puerto Rico form the Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico,[3] while bishops in the overseas dependencies in the Pacific Ocean are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter was established on January 1, 2012 for former Anglicans to join the Catholic Church.[4]

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Ecclesiastical province of Anchorage[edit]

The seat of the Archdiocese of Anchorage is Holy Family Cathedral.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Anchorage comprises the state of Alaska.

Ecclesiastical province of Atlanta[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Atlanta comprises the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Ecclesiastical province of Baltimore[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Baltimore comprises all but five counties of the state of Maryland,[5] and all of the states of Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Ecclesiastical province of Boston[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Boston comprises the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Ecclesiastical province of Chicago[edit]

Holy Name is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Chicago comprises the state of Illinois.

Ecclesiastical province of Cincinnati[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Cincinnati comprises the state of Ohio.

Ecclesiastical province of Denver[edit]

See: Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines

The Ecclesiastical Province of Denver comprises the states of Colorado and Wyoming.

Ecclesiastical province of Detroit[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Detroit comprises the state of Michigan.

Ecclesiastical province of Dubuque[edit]

Saint Raphael's Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa

The Ecclesiastical Province of Dubuque comprises the state of Iowa.

Ecclesiastical province of Galveston-Houston[edit]

St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica in Galveston, Texas, is the seat of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

The Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-Houston comprises the eastern and southern counties of the state of Texas.

Ecclesiastical province of Hartford[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford comprises the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, as well as a small portion of New York.[7]

Ecclesiastical province of Indianapolis[edit]

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Indianapolis

The Ecclesiastical Province of Indianapolis comprises the state of Indiana.

Ecclesiastical province of Kansas City[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Kansas City comprises the state of Kansas.

Ecclesiastical province of Los Angeles[edit]

Our Lady of the Angels is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles comprises the southern and central counties of the state of California.

Ecclesiastical province of Louisville[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Louisville comprises the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Ecclesiastical province of Miami[edit]

The Cathedral of St Mary is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Miami

The Ecclesiastical Province of Miami comprises the state of Florida.

Ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Milwaukee comprises the state of Wisconsin.

Ecclesiastical province of Mobile[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Mobile comprises the states of Alabama and Mississippi.

Ecclesiastical province of New Orleans[edit]

Saint Louis Cathedral is the mother church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

The Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans comprises the state of Louisiana.

Ecclesiastical province of New York[edit]

Saint Patrick is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York.

The Ecclesiastical Province of New York comprises the state of New York, except for a small portion that belongs to the Province of Hartford.[7]

Ecclesiastical province of Newark[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Newark comprises the state of New Jersey.

Ecclesiastical province of Oklahoma City[edit]

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Oklahoma City comprises the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Ecclesiastical province of Omaha[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Omaha comprises the state of Nebraska.

Ecclesiastical province of Philadelphia[edit]

The Cathedral-Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia comprises the state of Pennsylvania.

Ecclesiastical province of Portland[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Portland comprises the states of Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

Ecclesiastical province of Saint Louis[edit]

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Saint Louis comprises the state of Missouri.

Ecclesiastical province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis comprises the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Ecclesiastical province of San Antonio[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of San Antonio comprises the western and northern counties of the state of Texas.

Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco[edit]

Our Lady of Peace is the cathedral of the Diocese of Honolulu; it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.

The Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco comprises the northern counties of the state of California and all of the states of Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

Ecclesiastical province of Santa Fe[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Santa Fe comprises the states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Ecclesiastical province of Seattle[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Seattle comprises the state of Washington.

Ecclesiastical province of Washington[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of Washington comprises the District of Columbia, five neighboring counties in Maryland,[8] and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ecclesiastical province of Agaña[edit]

The Ecclesistical Province of Agaña comprises the United States overseas dependencies of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and the unorganized, unincorporated territory of Wake Island. Also included are the sovereign and independent nations of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau.

Ecclesiastical province of Samoa-Apia[edit]

The Ecclesisatical Province of Samoa-Apia is foreign to the United States but however includes as a suffragan, a single diocese that comprises a United States overseas dependency, American Samoa.

Ecclesiastical province of San Juan de Puerto Rico[edit]

The Ecclesiastical Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico comprises the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Province of Philadelphia (Ukrainian)[edit]

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

Province of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian)[edit]

The Ruthenian 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 Rite Churches without established hierarchies in the United States, namely those of the Albanian, Belarussian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Italo-Albanian, Macedonian, Russian, and Slovakian Byzantine Catholic Churches.

Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See[edit]

The following particular churches of various Eastern Rites are not suffragan to metropolitan sees, but are instead immediately subject to the Holy See, although juridically they remain part of their respective patriarchal or major archiepiscopal Churches.

Armenian Catholic Church

Chaldean Catholic Church

Maronite Catholic Church

Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Romanian Catholic Church

Syrian Catholic Church

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Military Archdiocese[edit]

Members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their dependents, employees of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration and its patients, and Americans in government service overseas, including the nation's diplomatic corps and their dependents — both Latin and Eastern — are served by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, a non-metropolitan archdiocese (that is, without suffragan dioceses within a territorial province). It is led by an archbishop, who at present is assisted by three auxiliary bishops.

Personal Ordinariate[edit]

Under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus, issued in 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 and 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 established on January 1, 2012 in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI.[4]

Gallery of Archdioceses[edit]

Gallery of Dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ On July 14, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI erected an apostolic exarchate (similar to an apostolic vicariate in the Latin Church) — the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in the United States — for Syro-Malankara Catholics in the United States. Although not the same as an eparchy (diocese), an exarchate is still led by a bishop.
  2. ^ For exceptions, see Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines.
  3. ^ Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.). GCatholic.org website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. ^ a b Cardinal Levada, William (January 1, 2012). Decree of Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. Holy See. 
  5. ^ a b Maryland is unusual in that fourteen of its 23 counties belong to dioceses whose see cities are outside Maryland: (1) the nine counties of Maryland's Eastern Shore (Delmarva Peninsula) are part of the Diocese of Wilmington (Delaware) and (2) the five counties adjacent to the District of Columbia and in southern Maryland are part of the Archdiocese of Washington, which is a different province. Only the remaining nine counties and the City of Baltimore are part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. See Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines.
  6. ^ For other such dioceses, see Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines.
  7. ^ a b c See Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines.
  8. ^ The nine counties of Maryland's Eastern Shore (Delmarva Peninsula) are part of the Diocese of Wilmington (Delaware). Only Maryland's remaining nine counties and the City of Baltimore are part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For other provinces whose territory includes portions of states whose see cities are not part of that province, see Ecclesiastical province#Provincial boundary lines.

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