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Archdiocese of Omaha

Archidioecesis Omahensis

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  • George Joseph Lucas, Archbishop
  • Elden Francis Curtiss, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 4 August 1945
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Nebraska
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 36,392 (14,051 Square Miles)
  • Description: Boyd, Holt, Merrick, Nance, Boone, Antelope, Knox, Pierce, Madison, Platte, Colfax, Stanton, Wayne, Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Thurston, Cuming, Dodge, Burt, Washington, Douglas, and Sarpy Counties.
  • Conference Region: IX (IA, KS, MO, NE)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: OM
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 100 North 62nd St., Omaha, NE 68132, USA
  • Telephone: (402)558-3100
  • Fax: 551-4212

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Nebraska
6 January 1857ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains Vicariate Apostolic of Nebraska (erected)
5 March 1883Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Idaho and Montana
Vicariate Apostolic of Nebraska
Vicariate Apostolic of Montana (erected)
Diocese of Omaha
2 October 1885ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nebraska Diocese of Omaha (Name changed and Vicariate raised to a Diocese)
2 August 1887Territory LostDiocese of Omaha Diocese of Cheyenne (erected)
2 August 1887Territory LostDiocese of Omaha Diocese of Lincoln (erected)
8 March 1912Territory LostDiocese of Omaha Diocese of Kearney (erected)
13 May 1916Territory LostDiocese of Omaha (Arthur, Wheeler, Greeley, and Howard Counties) Diocese of Kearney
Archdiocese of Omaha
4 August 1945ElevatedDiocese of Omaha Archdiocese of Omaha


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Omaha

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

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