Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln


Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln (Latin: "Dioecesis Lincolnensis") is a Roman Catholic diocese in Nebraska, and comprises the majority of the eastern and central portions of the state south of the Platte River. It was founded on August 2, 1887, by Pope Leo XIII. [ [http://www.dioceseoflincoln.org/ Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln Home Page] ]

The diocese is considered one of the more "orthodox" or "conservative" (depending on viewpoint) dioceses in the United States, due mostly to Bishop Bruskewitz's policies.

Demographics and statistics [ [http://www.dioceseoflincoln.org/ Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln Home Page] ]

*Total Population: 539,348
*Catholic Population: 89,412
*Diocese Patron: Immaculate Conception
*Priests: 148
*Parishes: 136
*Seminarians: 38
*Religious Priests: 9
*Religious Sisters: 134

Bishops

The past bishops of the diocese are: [ [http://catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dlinc.html Diocese of Lincoln] , [http://catholic-hierarchy.org catholic-hierarchy.org] ]

*Thomas Bonacum (1887–1911)
*John Henry Tihen (1911–1917)
*Charles Joseph O'Reilly (1918–1923)
*Francis Beckman (1923–1930)
*Louis Benedict Kucera (1930–1957)
*James Vincent Casey (1957–1967)
*Glennon Patrick Flavin (1967–1992)
*Fabian Bruskewitz (1992—)

High schools

* Aquinas High School, David City
* Sacred Heart High School, Falls City
* St. Cecilia High School, Hastings
* Lourdes Central Catholic High School, Nebraska City
* Pius X High School, Lincoln
* Bishop Neumann High School, Wahoo

References

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