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US Roman Catholic dioceses map

Each diocese is led by a bishop. In the United States, all archbishops (except one) are provincial metropolitans. Each color represents one of the 32 Latin-rite provinces. The color for Omaha (Nebraska) is slightly different from that of Denver (Colorado and Wyoming).

The following is the List of the Catholic bishops of the United States, including the five overseas dependencies of the U.S. The Catholic Church in the United States comprises 177 Latin-rite dioceses and 17 Eastern Catholic eparchies led by diocesan bishops or eparchs, plus the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Dioceses led by archbishops are called archdioceses.[1] In archdioceses and some large dioceses, one or more auxiliary bishops serve in association with the diocesan bishop. There are thirty-two Latin-rite and two Eastern Catholic archbishops who serve as metropolitan archbishops of their respective Latin-rite ecclesiastical provinces or Eastern Catholic metropoliae. (One archbishop — that of the Archdiocese for the Military Services — is not a metropolitan.) As of August 2009, five of these metropolitans are cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church.

All active and retired bishops in the United States and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands — diocesan, coadjutor, and auxiliary — are members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

In addition to the 195 dioceses, there are several dioceses in the nation's other four overseas dependencies. In the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the bishops in the six dioceses (one metropolitan archdiocese and five suffragan dioceses) form their own episcopal conference, the Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña.[2] The bishops in U.S. insular areas in the Pacific Ocean — the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, and the Territory of Guam — are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.

Province of Anchorage

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Anchorage

The Metropolitan Province of Anchorage comprises the state of Alaska.

Province of Atlanta

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Atlanta

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

Province of Baltimore

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Baltimore

The Metropolitan Province of Baltimore comprises all but five counties of the state of Maryland, and all of the states of Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. (The said five counties of Maryland are part of the Province of Washington, D.C.)

Province of Boston

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Boston

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

Province of Chicago

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Chicago

The Metropolitan Province of Chicago comprises the state of Illinois.

Province of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Catholic map

Map of the ecclesiastical Province of Cincinnati.

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Cincinnati

The Metropolitan Province of Cincinnati comprises the state of Ohio.

Province of Denver

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Denver

The Metropolitan Province of Denver comprises the states of Colorado and Wyoming and those parts of Idaho and Montana that are within Yellowstone National Park (all of which is part of the Diocese of Cheyenne).

Province of Detroit

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Detroit

The Metropolitan Province of Detroit comprises the state of Michigan.

Province of Dubuque

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Dubuque

The Metropolitan Province of Dubuque comprises the state of Iowa.

Province of Galveston-Houston

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-Houston

The Metropolitan Province of Galveston-Houston comprises the eastern counties of the state of Texas.

Province of Hartford

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford

The Metropolitan Province of Hartford comprises the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and also Fishers Island, NY.

Province of Indianapolis

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Indianapolis

The Metropolitan Province of Indianapolis comprises the state of Indiana.

Province of Kansas City

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Kansas City

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

Province of Los Angeles

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles

The Metropolitan Province of Los Angeles comprises the southern counties of the state of California.

Province of Louisville

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Louisville

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

Province of Miami

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Miami

The Metropolitan Province of Miami comprises the state of Florida.

Province of Milwaukee

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Milwaukee

The Metropolitan Province of Milwaukee comprises the state of Wisconsin.

Province of Mobile

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Mobile

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

Province of New Orleans

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans

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

Province of New York

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of New York

The Metropolitan Province of New York comprises the state of New York, except Fishers Island (in Suffolk County), which is part of the Diocese of Norwich (in the Province of Hartford).

Province of Newark

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Newark

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

Province of Oklahoma City

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Oklahoma City

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

Province of Omaha

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Omaha

The Metropolitan Province of Omaha comprises the state of Nebraska.

Province of Philadelphia

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia

The Metropolitan Province of Philadelphia comprises the state of Pennsylvania.

Province of Portland

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Portland

The Metropolitan Province of Portland comprises the states of Idaho, Montana and Oregon, except those parts of Idaho and Montana that are within Yellowstone National Park (all of which is part of the Diocese of Cheyenne, in the Province of Denver).

Province of Saint Louis

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Saint Louis

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

Province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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

Province of San Antonio

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of San Antonio

The Metropolitan Province of San Antonio comprises the western counties of the state of Texas.

Province of San Francisco

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco

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

Province of Santa Fe

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Santa Fe

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

Province of Seattle

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Seattle

The Metropolitan Province of Seattle comprises the state of Washington.

Province of Washington, D.C.

See: Category:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Washington

The Metropolitan Province of Washington, D.C., comprises the District of Columbia, five neighboring counties in Maryland, and — as its only suffragan — a United States overseas dependency, the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

In 1939, Pope Pius XII canonically erected a military ordinariate for members of the Armed Forces of the United States serving domestically and abroad and their dependents. In 1985, Pope John Paul II elevated the ordinariate to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. The archdiocese serves members of and others employed by the United States military, the Veterans Health Administration and its patients, and Americans in government service overseas. The jurisdiction of the Archdiocese extends to any United States government property both in the United States and abroad, including all military installations and U.S. embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions. The archbishop oversees bishops and priests working at military installations worldwide, and is assisted by auxiliary bishops.

Metropolia of Philadelphia for the Ukrainians

See: Category:Ukrainian Catholic Metropolia of Philadelphia

The Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Province of Philadelphia consists of four eparchies of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and covers the entire United States.

Metropolia of Pittsburgh for the Ruthenians

See: Category:Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh

The Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Province of Pittsburgh is a sui iuris metropolia, traditionally linked to the Ruthenian Catholic Church. The metropolia consists of four eparchies of the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church and covers the entire United States, with jurisdiction for all Ruthenian Catholics in the United States, as well as other Byzantine Rite Catholics without an established hierarchy in the country.

Other Eastern Catholic bishops

The other Eastern Catholic Churches with eparchies (dioceses) established in the United States are not grouped into metropoliae. All are immediately subject to the Holy See, with limited oversight by the head of their respective sui iuris church.

Armenian Catholic Church
Chaldean Catholic Church
Maronite Catholic Church
Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church
Syrian Catholic Church
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Province of Agaña

See also: List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Oceania#Ecclesiastical Province of Agaña

The Metropolitan Province of Agaña comprises the United States overseas dependencies of the Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as Wake Island, an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the U.S. Also included are the sovereign and independent nations of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. (The bishops in U.S. insular areas in the Pacific Ocean — the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, and the Territory of Guam — are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.)

Province of Samoa-Apia

See also: List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Oceania#Ecclesiastical Province of Samoa-Apia

The Metropolitan Province of Samoa-Apia is foreign to the United States, but it includes — as its only suffragan — a single diocese that comprises a United States overseas dependency, the Territory of American Samoa. (The bishops in U.S. insular areas in the Pacific Ocean — the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, and the Territory of Guam — are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.)

Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico

The Metropolitan Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico comprises the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (The bishops of the province form their own episcopal conference, the Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña.)[4]

American bishops serving outside the United States

Non-American bishops serving in the United States

See also

Footnotes

  1. In some cases, a titular archbishop is named diocesan bishop of a diocese that is not a metropolitan archdiocese. For an example, see Archbishop Celestine Damiano, bishop of Camden (New Jersey, USA).
  2. "Catholic Church in Puerto Rico". http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/pr.html. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  3. See Syrian Catholic Church#Organization.
  4. "Catholic Church in Puerto Rico". http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/pr.html. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  5. Ordained a priest in 1979. Cheney, David M., Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2009-10-08.

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