Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth
Diocese of Duluth
|Territory||10 counties in northeastern Minnesota|
|Ecclesiastical province||Saint Paul and Minneapolis|
|Area||22,354 sq mi (57,900 km2)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2016)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||October 3, 1889 (132 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of the Holy Rosary|
|Secular priests||71 (diocesan)|
3 (Religious Orders)
57 Permanent Deacons
|Bishop||Daniel John Felton|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth (Latin: Dioecesis Duluthensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Minnesota. The episcopal see is in Duluth, Minnesota. The diocese includes Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis Counties.
Sex abuse and bankruptcy
The Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 7, 2015 after facing a nearly $5 million verdict, six lawsuits and a dozen additional claims stemming from child sexual abuse cases. In May 2019, the Diocese of Duluth agreed to pay $40 million to 125 plaintiffs suing the Diocese for allowing 37 priests to sexually abuse them.
The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:
- James McGolrick (1889–1918)
- John Timothy McNicholas, O.P. (1918–1925), appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati
- Thomas Anthony Welch (1925–1959)
- Francis Joseph Schenk (1960–1969)
- Paul Francis Anderson (1969–1982), appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sioux Falls
- Robert Henry Brom (1983–1989), appointed Coadjutor Bishop and later Bishop of San Diego
- Roger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I. (1989–2000), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and later Archbishop of Anchorage
- Dennis Marion Schnurr (2001–2008), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and later Archbishop of Cincinnati
- Paul Sirba (2009–2019)
- Daniel John Felton (2021–present) 
- Paul Francis Anderson (1968-1969)
- Lawrence Alexander Glenn (1956-1960), appointed Bishop of Crookston
Other priest of this diocese who became bishop
- Peter Michael Muhich, appointed Bishop of Rapid City in 2020
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