Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore

Bishop John Carroll lays the cornerstone in 1806 for the Cathedral of the Assumption on Cathedral Hill in Baltimore, first Roman Catholic cathedral to be constructed in the United States.
Ecclesiastical province of Baltimore

Premier (or first) see of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the United States.

- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore

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St. Mary's Seminary and University

St. Mary's Seminary. America's first seminary, established in 1791.
St. Mary's Seminary Chapel
Mother Seton House
Noted ecumenical American religious leader, Cardinal James Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, entered St. Mary's Seminary in 1857
Blessed Michael McGivney - founder of the Knights of Columbus. Attended St. Mary's Seminary from 1873-1877

St. Mary's Seminary and University is a Catholic seminary located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland; it was the first seminary founded in the United States of America after the Revolution and has been run since its founding by the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the United States.

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
Archdiocese of Washington Masthead
The Pastoral Center in Hyattsville, Maryland
Ecclesiastical Province of Washington map

It was originally part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Primate (bishop)

Title or rank bestowed on some important archbishops in certain Christian churches.

Catholic Primate (non-cardinal) coat of arms

Thus, in 1858, the Holy See granted the Archbishop of Baltimore precedence in meetings of the United States bishops.

John Carroll (archbishop of Baltimore)

American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the first bishop and archbishop in the United States.

Letter of Bishop Challoner to the Maryland Jesuits informing them of the suppression of the Society of Jesus
Certificate of Carroll's episcopal consecration
Interior of the chapel at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, England, where Fr. John Carroll was consecrated a bishop for the former 13 British colonies, now the United States in August 1790
Statue of Bishop / Archbishop John Carroll in front of Healy Hall on the campus of Georgetown University, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Carroll lays the cornerstone for the Cathedral of the Assumption in Baltimore

He served as the ordinary of the first diocese and later Archdiocese of Baltimore, in Maryland, which at first encompassed all of the United States and later after division as the eastern half of the new nation.

Catholic Church in the United States

Country's second largest religious grouping, after Protestantism, and the country's largest single church or Christian denomination when Protestantism is divided into separate denominations.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, D.C., is the largest enclosed church building in North America
Provinces and dioceses of the Catholic Church in the US. Each color represents one of the 32 Latin Church provinces.
Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral is the mother church of one of the largest Catholic dioceses in the United States.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the head church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the second largest Catholic church in the United States.
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh is the 5th largest cathedral in the United States.
In this image, the cardinals and bishops are processing through St. Peter's Basilica.
Church of the Little Flower (Coral Gables, Florida)
St. Francis Xavier Church in Compton, Maryland, is the oldest Catholic church in continuous operation from the Thirteen Colonies. The Province of Maryland was founded with an English Catholic identity.
The Apotheosis of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. Much of what is today the United States once fell under New France and New Spain, Catholic powers who named many cities after Catholic saints.
John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore was the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His cousin, Charles Carroll, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The nave of the St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City; completed in 1878
The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago
James Gibbons (1834–1921), cardinal archbishop of Baltimore, was the widely respected leader of American Catholics.
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen became a media personality with his own television show Life Is Worth Living which aired during the 1950s, as the church in the United States attempted to present its message before a wider audience in the mass media age.

In 1789, the Archdiocese of Baltimore was the first diocese in the newly independent nation.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in southeastern Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia.

The diocese was erected by Pope Pius VII on April 8, 1808, from territories of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ecclesiastical division of the Roman Catholic Church spanning Jefferson (except Grand Isle), Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington civil parishes of southeastern Louisiana.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Detail of 1726 sketch of New Orleans, showing the Parish Church of St. Louis, where the St. Louis Cathedral would later be built.
Archbishop Hughes greets parishioners in front of St. Louis Cathedral after the first liturgies in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina more than a month earlier.

It is the second to the Archdiocese of Baltimore in age among the present dioceses in the United States, having been elevated to the rank of diocese on April 25, 1793, during Spanish colonial rule.

James Gibbons

Cardinal Gibbons on May 5, 1914
Portrait of James Gibbons
Coat of arms of Cardinal Gibbons
Cardinal Gibbons statue outside of the Baltimore Basilica

James Cardinal Gibbons (July 23, 1834 – March 24, 1921) was a senior-ranking American prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Apostolic Vicar of North Carolina from 1868 to 1872, Bishop of Richmond from 1872 to 1877, and as ninth Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 until his death.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church located in the New England region of the United States.

Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, 2007
Ecclesiastical Province of Boston
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston

Pope Pius VII erected the Diocese of Boston April 8, 1808, taking the territory of the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts (the territory of which included the present state of Maine at that time), New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont from the Diocese of Baltimore.

Pope Pius VI

Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 15 February 1775 to his death in 1799.

Portrait by Pompeo Batoni, 1775
Cardinal Braschi c. 1773
Pius VI elevated Romualdo Braschi-Onesti as the penultimate cardinal-nephew.
Pius VI
The death of Pope Pius VI
Tomb of Pope Pius VI

He released the American clergy from the jurisdiction of the Vicar Apostolic in England, and erected the first American episcopal see, the Diocese of Baltimore in November 1789.