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Diocese of Rockford

Dioecesis Rockfordiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • David John Malloy, Bishop
  • Thomas George Doran, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 September 1908
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 16,717 (6,457 Square Miles)
  • Description: Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Carroll, Ogle, DeKalb, Kane, Whiteside, Lee, and Kendall Counties.
  • Conference Region: VII (IL, IN, WI)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: RCK
  • Official Web Site: http://www.rockforddiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 555 Colman Center Drive, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125
  • Telephone: (815)399-4300
  • Fax: 399-5266

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 September 1908ErectedArchdiocese of Chicago Diocese of Rockford (erected)
11 December 1948Territory LostArchdiocese of Chicago
Diocese of Peoria
Diocese of Rockford
Diocese of Joliet in Illinois (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195078,534610,42412.9%152812333376626100ap1951
1966185,624798,53823.2%18816435252721366103ap1967
1970194,245798,53824.3%16113930064717059897ap1971
1976208,999934,93822.4%159872468491511841599ap1977
1980217,573961,00022.6%1708225286351102425102ap1981
1990226,2401,043,00021.7%163702339706184500107ap1991
1999323,1091,228,63026.3%159602191,47510415323105ap2000
2000367,3761,270,37428.9%152602121,73211776330105ap2001
2001371,3221,298,20828.6%163582211,68011274262105ap2002
2002375,1851,309,05828.7%176522281,64511769249105ap2003
2003418,8911,465,82828.6%179522311,81312169249105ap2004
2004420,8831,497,22128.1%181622431,73214379245105ap2005
2010451,5091,665,00027.1%238502881,56713664120107ap2011

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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