26 January 2011

Overview: XIII (AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY) & XIV (FL, GA, NC, SC)

Region XIII (AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY)


The province is composed of the metropolitan, Denver and three suffragan dioceses: Cheyenne (WY), Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.

The ordinaries are, respectively: Archbishop Chaput (66), Bishop Etienne (51), Bishop Sheridan (65), and Bishop Isern (52).

The only auxiliary is in Denver, Bishop Conley (55).

Both Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Sheridan are at an age and length of service that makes them likely to be considered for other roles.


Santa Fe is the metropolitan with four suffragan dioceses: Gallup (NM), Las Cruces (NM), Phoeniz (AZ), and Tucson (AZ).

The ordinaries are: Archbishop Sheehan (71), Bishop Wall (46), Bishop Ramirez (74), Bishop Olmsted (63), and Bishop Kicanas (69), respectively.

There is one auxiliary in Phoenix: Bishop Nevares (56).

Bishop Ramirez will celebrate 30 years as a bishop this year and will reach the normal retirement age in the Fall. He is likely to retire and have his replacement named late this year or early next.

Bishop Olmsted is at an age and length of service that makes him likely to be considered for other roles.

Region XIV (FL, GA, NC, SC)


This province has Atlanta as its metropolitan with Charleston (SC), Charlotte (NC), Raleigh (NC), and Savannah as its suffragans.

The ordinaries are Archbishop Gregory (63), Bishop Guglielmone (65), Bishop Jugis (53), Bishop Burbidge (53), and Bishop Boland (75), respectively.

Atlanta has the only auxiliary bishop in the province, Bishop Zarama Pasqualetto (52).

Bishop Boland reached the normal retirement age last spring, and is very likely to retire and have a replacement named this year.

Bishop Jugis is at an age and approaching a length of service that makes it more likely that he'll be considered for other roles in the next few years.

Other than those two exceptions, no other changes appear to be likely in the coming year or two.


Miami is the metropolitan and it has six suffragan dioceses: Orlando, Palm Beach, Pensacola-Tallahassee, Saint Augustine, Saint Petersburg, and Venice.

The ordinaries are: Archbishop Wenski (60), Bishop Noonan (59), Bishop Barbarito (61), Bishop Ricard (70), Bishop Galeone (75), Bishop Lynch (69), and Bishop Deware (60), respectively.

There is one auxiliary in Miami: Bishop Estevez (64).

Bishop Galeone reached the normal retirement age last year and is likely to retire and have his replacement named this year.

Bishops Estevez and Barbarito are both at an age and length of service that makes them likely to be considered for other roles.
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