Catholic Church


United States of America (USA)


Also known as: Vereinigte Staaten (Deutsch), Estados Unidos (español, Português), les États-Unis (français), Stati Uniti (Italiano), Stany Zjednoczone (polski), 美國 (正體中文), アメリカ合衆国 (日本語), Civitates Fœderatæ Americæ (latine)

By Type (195)

Metropolitan Sees sui juris Metropolitanate (1)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (34)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (158)

Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1)

Personal Ordinariates Personal Ordinariate (1)

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Roman Rite (176): Albany, Alexandria, Allentown, Altoona–Johnstown, Amarillo, Anchorage–Juneau, Archdiocese for the Military Services of the United States, Arlington, Atlanta, Austin, Baker, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Belleville, Biloxi, Birmingham, Bismarck, Boise City, Boston, Bridgeport, Brooklyn, Brownsville, Buffalo, Burlington, Camden, Charleston, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Corpus Christi, Covington, Crookston, Dallas, Davenport, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Dodge City, Dubuque, Duluth, El Paso, Erie, Evansville, Fairbanks, Fall River, Fargo, Fort Wayne–South Bend, Fort Worth, Fresno, Gallup, Galveston–Houston, Gary, Gaylord, Grand Island, Grand Rapids, Great Falls–Billings, Green Bay, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hartford, Helena, Honolulu, Houma–Thibodaux, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jefferson City, Joliet, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kansas City–Saint Joseph, Knoxville, La Crosse, Lafayette in Indiana, Lafayette in Louisiana, Lake Charles, Lansing, Laredo, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lubbock, Madison, Manchester, Marquette, Memphis, Metuchen, Miami, Milwaukee, Mobile, Monterey, Nashville, New Orleans, New Ulm, New York, Newark, Norwich, Oakland, Ogdensburg, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orange, Orlando, Owensboro, Palm Beach, Paterson, Pensacola–Tallahassee, Peoria, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland in Maine, Portland in Oregon, Providence, Pueblo, Raleigh, Rapid City, Reno, Richmond, Rochester, Rockford, Rockville Centre, Sacramento, Saginaw, Saint Augustine, Saint Cloud, Saint Louis, Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Saint Petersburg, Salina, Salt Lake City, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Savannah, Scranton, Seattle, Shreveport, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Spokane, Springfield–Cape Girardeau, Springfield in Illinois, Springfield in Massachusetts, Steubenville, Stockton, Superior, Syracuse, Toledo, Trenton, Tucson, Tulsa, Tyler, Venice, Victoria, Washington, Wheeling–Charleston, Wichita, Wilmington, Winona–Rochester, Worcester, Yakima, Youngstown

Anglican Use (1): The Chair of Saint Peter

Armenian Church (1): Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale

Chaldean Church (2): Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego, Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit

Greek-Melkite Church (1): Newton

Maronite Church (2): Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, Saint Maron of Brooklyn

Romanian Church (1): Saint George’s in Canton

Ruthenian Church (4): Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix, Parma, Passaic, Pittsburgh

Syriac Church (1): Our Lady of Deliverance in the United States

Syro-Malabar Church (1): Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago

Syro-Malankar Church (1): Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada

Ukrainian Church (4): Philadelphia, Saint Josaphat in Parma, Saint Nicholas of Chicago, Stamford

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Changes in Dioceses | Vacant Dioceses | Former Dioceses

Apostolic Nunciature: United States of America Cardinal Christophe Louis Yves Georges Pierre (78)

Holy See Representation: United Nations Office (UN) Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia (66)

Holy See Representation: Organization of American States (OAS) Msgr. Juan Antonio Cruz Serrano (47)

Conference of Bishops: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Archbishop Timothy Paul Andrew Broglio (72)

Council of Churches: Council of the Ruthenian Church, USA Archbishop William Charles Skurla (67)

CardinalsCardinals (11 electors/17 total)

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke (75)Raymond Leo Burke (75)

Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich (75)Blase Joseph Cupich (75)

Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo (74)Daniel Nicholas DiNardo (74)

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan (74)Timothy Michael Dolan (74)

Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell (76)Kevin Joseph Farrell (76)

Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)

Cardinal James Michael Harvey (74)James Michael Harvey (74)

Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony (88)Roger Michael Mahony (88)

Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida (94)Adam Joseph Maida (94)

Cardinal Robert Walter McElroy (70)Robert Walter McElroy (70)

Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien (85)Edwin Frederick O’Brien (85)

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost, O.S.A. (68)Robert Francis Prevost, O.S.A. (68)

Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali (89)Justin Francis Rigali (89)

Cardinal James Francis Stafford (91)James Francis Stafford (91)

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R. (71)Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R. (71)

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl (83)Donald William Wuerl (83)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (261)

Basilicas Basilicas (93)

National Shrines National Shrines (68)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (7)

Church Lists

Roman-Rite Church Historic Catholic Churches in USA

Roman-Rite Church Tombs of American Saints

Roman-Rite Church Seminaries in USA

Roman-Rite Church Churches in USA celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Roman-Rite Church Franciscan Missions in California

Roman-Rite Church Historic Churches in Northern New Mexico

Roman-Rite Church Spanish Missions in Texas

Roman-Rite Church Congregations of Benedictine Monks in North America

Roman-Rite Church Trappist Monasteries in North America

Roman-Rite Church Churches in the Path of Totality

Roman-Rite Church Churches in the Path of Totality

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy


Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Saints: 14 Saints, 9 Blesseds

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Continents: North America, Oceania

Capital: Washington DC

Area: 9,147,593 km²

Population: 326,625,791

Dependencies: American Samoa American Samoa, Guam Guam, Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, U.S. Minor Islands U.S. Minor Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands

Neighbouring Countries: U.S. Minor Islands U.S. Minor Islands, ↖ Russia Russia, ↑ Canada Canada, → Bermuda Bermuda, ↘ Bahamas Bahamas, ↘ Cuba Cuba, ↓ Mexico Mexico

Cultural Summary

Religions: Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, unspecified 0.6%

Languages: English 79%, Spanish 13%, other Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific island 3.4%, other 1%

Ethnic Groups: white 72.4%, black 12.6%, Asian 4.8%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.9%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2%, other 6.2%, two or more races 2.9%

Motto: In God We Trust (English); E pluribus unum (Latin) (Out of many, one)

Statistics (USA, U.S. Minor Islands) (2021.12.31)

Area: 9,372,614 km²

Catholic Population: 74,798,000 Catholics (22.5% of 331,894,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 16,576 parishes, 1,628 mission stations (533 with resident priest, 1,095 without resident priest), 724 other centres

Clergy: 450 bishops (192 diocesan, 258 titular), 36,901 priests (26,350 diocesan, 10,551 religious), 18,354 permanent deacons (18,302 diocesan, 52 religious)

Non-Clergy: 41,784 religious (3,728 brothers, 38,056 sisters), 278 members of secular institutes (9 brothers, 269 sisters), 4,461 major seminarians, 3,913 missionaries, 280,221 catechists


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Statistics include present-day U.S. Minor Islands U.S. Minor Islands

Last updated on 2024.04.23

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