18 February 2008

Overview: Province of NW Texas

The province's metropolitan is the Archdiocese of San Antonio. It has 7 suffragan dioceses: Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo,
Lubbock, and San Angelo; all in the state of Texas.

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez (56) is the ordinary of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. His 3rd anniversary of installation to this post was last week. Currently it has no active Auxiliary Bishops.

The Diocese of Amarillo will be installing its new ordinary, Bishop Patrick James Zurek (59), later this week. He had previously been an Auxiliary of San Antonio.

Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell (60) is the head of the Diocese of Dallas. He has been in this post for almost a year.

The Diocese of El Paso has as its ordinary Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa (64). His 21st anniversary of consecration as a bishop is later this week.

Bishop Kevin William Vann (56) is the leader of the Diocese of Fort Worth. He has been in this post for about 2 and a half years.

The Diocese of Laredo is led by Bishop James Anthony Tamayo (58). His 15th anniversary of consecration as a bishop is in a few weeks.

Bishop Plácido Rodriguez, C.M.F. (67) is the ordinary of the Diocese of Lubbock. He celebrates 40 years as a priest in May.

The Diocese of San Angelo is headed by Bishop Michael David Pfeifer, O.M.I. (70). He has been in this post for 22 years.

Other than the upcoming installation of Bishop Zurek, this province is not likely to see any major changes to its hierarchy in the next few years. However, the Archdiocese may will get one or more auxiliary bishops. In addition, most of the ordinaries are at an age and level of experience that they might be considered for other posts.
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