Episcopal Leadership

There are 15 dioceses and 1 ordinariate in Texas; each is led by a bishop, who serves on the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops' Board of Directors.

In the Roman Catholic Church, bishops are Christ's representative, serving as teacher, shepherd, and priest. As Christ's vicars, each bishop has the pastoral care of the particular Church entrusted to him, and is responsible, with the other bishops, for the apostolic mission of the Church.

Learn more about the bishops of Texas and their dioceses below.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

Galveston-Houston

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.7 million Catholics. 

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller

San Antonio

Most Rev. Gustavo-García-Siller is a member of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit and has served as the metropolitan archbishop of San Antonio and as pastor to its 812,000 Catholics since 2010.

Bishop Patrick
Zurek

Amarillo

Most Rev. Patrick Zurek has served as the bishop of the diocese of Amarillo and as pastor to its 39,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.

Bishop Joe
Vasquez

Austin

Most Rev. Joe S. Vasquez has served as the bishop of the diocese of Austin and as pastor to its 639,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Bishop David L. Toups

Beaumont

Most Rev. David L. Toups was installed as the bishop of Beaumont on Aug. 21, 2020, ministering to its 81,000 Catholics.

Bishop Daniel
Flores

Brownsville

Most Rev. Daniel Flores has served as the bishop of the diocese of Brownsville and as pastor to its 1.17 million Catholics since Pope Benedict XVI appointed him in 2009.

Bishop Steven Lopes

Ordinariate of the
Chair of St. Peter

Since 2015, Most Rev. Steven Lopes has served as the bishop of the Ordinariate, which was created by the Vatican in 2012 for Anglican congregations who wish to become Roman Catholic.

Bishop Michael
Mulvey

Corpus Christi

Most Rev. Michael Mulvey has served as the bishop of Corpus Christi and as pastor to its 297,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Bishop Edward
Burns

Dallas

Most Rev. Edward Burns has served as the bishop of the diocese of Dallas and as pastor to its 1.3 million Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2017.

Bishop Mark
Seitz

El Paso

Most Rev. Mark Seitz has served as the bishop of the diocese of El Paso and as pastor to its 720,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013.

Bishop Michael
Olson

Fort Worth

Most Rev. Michael Olson has served as the bishop of the diocese of Fort Worth and as pastor to its 1.1 million Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013.

Bishop James
Tamayo

Laredo

Most Rev. James Tamayo has served as the bishop of the diocese of Laredo and as pastor to its 348,000 Catholics since he was appointed by St. John Paul II in 2000.

Bishop Robert
Coerver

Lubbock

Most Rev. Robert Coerver has served as the bishop of the diocese of Lubbock and as pastor to its nearly 137,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2016.

Bishop Michael
Sis

San Angelo

Most Rev. Michael Sis has served as the bishop of the diocese of San Angelo and as pastor to its 131,600 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013.

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Tyler

Most Rev. Joseph Strickland has served as the bishop of the diocese of Tyler and as pastor to its 124,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.

Bishop Brendan
Cahill

Victoria

Most Rev. Brendan Cahill has served as the bishop of the diocese of Victoria and as pastor to its 71,600 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.