Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States

BishopAccountability.org has begun a project to provide research materials for the study of every U.S. diocese of the Roman Catholic church, with a special emphasis on the managerial aspects of the sexual abuse crisis. Our earlier work on some dioceses—for example, the Los Angeles archdiocese—will be deepened and brought up to date. Materials for many other dioceses will be added to make this part of our Web site truly comprehensive.

Below we provide links to the diocesan resources that we have developed so far. In June 2006 we will bring our Los Angeles archive up to date. By the end of 2006, we will have posted information on all the U.S. dioceses.

On this page we also provide the U.S. dioceses' own accounts of the abuse situation in their bishops' jurisdictions. This information was originally released in early 2003, but has never before been gathered together for study. Our presentation of these "diocesan John Jay reports" demonstrates how convenient it will be to have extensive information on every diocese within easy reach.

In-Depth Features on Selected Dioceses

BishopAccountability.org has prepared features on the following U.S. bishops and dioceses of the Roman Catholic church:


Diocesan John Jay Reports
Alphabetically by State


To go to the specific State information, click on the State or State name below, and then click on the diocese.

We have collected four types of information,
as indicated by the bolded letters beside the diocese name:

d = a statement by the diocese or the bishop
m
= coverage in the media of the diocese's report
ap
= coverage in an AP/USA Today report
dmn =
bishop's transfer policies, as described in the Dallas Morning News database


To go to the specific State information, click on the State.



Alabama

Diocese of Birmingham {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Mobile {d-m-ap-dmn}

Alaska

Archdiocese of Anchorage {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Fairbanks {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Juneau {d-m-ap-dmn}

Arizona

Diocese of Phoenix {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Tucson {d-m-ap-dmn}

Arkansas

Diocese of Little Rock {d-m-ap-dmn}

California

Diocese of Fresno {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Los Angeles {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Monterey {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Oakland {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Orange {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Sacramento {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of San Bernardino {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of San Diego {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of San Francisco {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of San Jose {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Santa Rosa {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Stockton {d-m-ap-dmn}

Colorado

Diocese of Colorado Springs {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Denver {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Pueblo {d-m-ap-dmn}

Connecticut

Diocese of Bridgeport {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Hartford {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Norwich {d-m-ap-dmn}

Delaware

Diocese of Wilmington {d-m-ap-dmn}

District of Columbia

Archdiocese of Military Services {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Washington
{d-m-ap-dmn}

Florida

Archdiocese of Miami {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Orlando {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Palm Beach {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of St. Augustine {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of St. Petersburg {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Venice {d-m-ap-dmn}

Georgia

Archdiocese of Atlanta {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Savannah {d-m-ap-dmn}

Hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu {d-m-ap-dmn}

Idaho

Diocese of Boise {d-m-ap-dmn}

Illinois

Diocese of Belleville {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Chicago {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Joliet {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Peoria {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Rockford {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Springfield {d-m-ap-dmn}

Indiana

Diocese of Evansville {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Gary {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Indianapolis {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lafayette {d-m-ap-dmn}

Iowa

Diocese of Davenport {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Dubuque {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Des Moines {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Sioux City {d-m-ap-dmn}

Kansas

Diocese of Dodge City {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Kansas City {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Salina {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Wichita {d-m-ap-dmn}

Kentucky

Diocese of Covington {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lexington {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Louisville {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Owensboro {d-m-ap-dmn}

Louisiana

Diocese of Alexandria{d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Baton Rouge {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lafayette {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lake Charles {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of New Orleans {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Shreveport {d-m-ap-dmn}

Maine

Diocese of Portland {d-m-ap-dmn}

Maryland

Archdiocese of Baltimore {d-m-ap-dmn}

Massachusetts

Archdiocese of Boston {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Fall River {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Springfield {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Worcester {d-m-ap-dmn}

Michigan

Archdiocese of Detroit {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Gaylord {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Grand Rapids {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Kalamazoo {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lansing {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Marquette {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Saginaw {d-m-ap-dmn}

Minnesota

Diocese of Crookston {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Duluth {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of New Ulm {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of St. Cloud {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Winona {d-m-ap-dmn}

Mississippi

Diocese of Biloxi {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Jackson {d-m-ap-dmn}

Missouri

Diocese of Jefferson City {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of St. Louis {d-m-ap-dmn}

Montana

Diocese of Great Falls-Billings {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Helena {d-m-ap-dmn}

Nebraska

Diocese of Grand Island {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lincoln {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Omaha {d-m-ap-dmn}

Nevada

Diocese of Las Vegas {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Reno {d-m-ap-dmn}

New Hampshire

Diocese of Manchester {d-m-ap-dmn}

New Jersey

Diocese of Camden {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Metuchen {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Newark {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Paterson {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Trenton {d-m-ap-dmn}

New Mexico

Diocese of Gallup {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Las Cruces {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Santa Fe {d-m-ap-dmn}

New York

Diocese of Albany {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Brooklyn {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Buffalo {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of New York {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Ogdensburg {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Rochester {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Rockville Centre {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Syracuse {d-m-ap-dmn}

North Carolina

Diocese of Charlotte {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Raleigh {d-m-ap-dmn}

North Dakota

Diocese of Bismarck {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Fargo {d-m-ap-dmn}

Ohio

Archdiocese of Cincinnati {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Cleveland {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Columbus {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Steubenville {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Toledo {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Youngstown {d-m-ap-dmn}

Oklahoma

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Tulsa {d-m-ap-dmn}

Oregon

Diocese of Baker {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon {d-m-ap-dmn}

Pennsylvania

Diocese of Allentown {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Erie {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Greensburg {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Harrisburg {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Philadelphia {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Pittsburgh {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Scranton {d-m-ap-dmn}

Rhode Island

Diocese of Providence {d-m-ap-dmn}

South Carolina

Diocese of Charleston {d-m-ap-dmn}

South Dakota

Diocese of Rapid City {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Sioux Falls {d-m-ap-dmn}

Tennessee

Diocese of Knoxville {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Memphis {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Nashville {d-m-ap-dmn}

Texas

Diocese of Amarillo {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Austin {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Beaumont {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Brownsville {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Corpus Christi {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Dallas {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of El Paso {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Fort Worth {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Galveston-Houston {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Laredo {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Lubbock {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of San Angelo {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of San Antonio {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Tyler {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Victoria {d-m-ap-dmn}

Utah

Diocese of Salt Lake City {d-m-ap-dmn}

Vermont

Diocese of Burlington {d-m-ap-dmn}

Virginia

Diocese of Arlington {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Richmond {d-m-ap-dmn}

Washington

Archdiocese of Seattle {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Spokane {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Yakima {d-m-ap-dmn}

West Virginia

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston {d-m-ap-dmn}

Wisconsin

Diocese of Green Bay {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of La Crosse {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Madison {d-m-ap-dmn}
Archdiocese of Milwaukee {d-m-ap-dmn}
Diocese of Superior {d-m-ap-dmn}

Wyoming

Diocese of Cheyenne {d-m-ap-dmn}
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