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Diocese of Brownsville

Dioecesis Brownsvillensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Daniel Ernest Flores, Bishop
  • Raymundo Joseph Peņa, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 10 July 1965
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 10,945 (4,226 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: BWN
  • Official Web Site: http://www.cdob.org/
  • Mailing Address: 1910 University Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
  • Telephone: (956)542-2501
  • Fax: 542-6751

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
10 July 1965ErectedDiocese of Corpus Christi Diocese of Brownsville (erected)
29 December 2004Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Brownsville (from San Antonio)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1966235,0001466802,937119ap1967
1970258,914450,00057.5%31731042,4899116159ap1971
1976290,812335,18086.8%42791212,4039917459ap1977
1980317,656442,51871.8%47711182,69219517059ap1981
1990554,918708,00078.4%47601075,186477016461ap1991
1999774,056906,94585.3%5046968,063831311763ap2000
2000785,544924,18185.0%60401007,855815912264ap2001
2001831,614978,36985.0%62401028,153765813064ap2002
2002831,613978,36985.0%5640968,662675312864ap2003
2003831,614978,36985.0%64431077,772676011867ap2004
2004888,0041,044,71185.0%64461108,072646412365ap2005
2006943,6111,110,13085.0%70541247,609667511167ap2007
20121,074,4771,264,09185.0%782910710,041914510369ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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