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 act as Christ's representative, serving as a teacher, shepherd, and priest. By virtue of the Holy Spirit who has been given to them, bishops have been constituted true and authentic teachers of the faith and have been made pontiffs and pastors.

As Christ's vicars, each bishop has the pastoral care of the particular Church entrusted to him, but at the same time each bears fraternally the care for all the Churches. As the Catechism notes:

Though each bishop is the lawful pastor only of the portion of the flock entrusted to his care, as a legitimate successor of the apostles he is, by divine institution and precept, 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. He also serves as President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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 760,000 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 45,000 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 575,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Bishop Curtis
John Guillory

Beaumont

Most Rev. Curtis John Guillory is a member of the Society of the Divine Word and has served as the bishop of Beaumont and as pastor to its 70,000 Catholics since 2000.

Bishop Daniel
Flores

Brownsville

Most Rev. Daniel Flores has served as the bishop of the diocese of Brownsville and as pastor to its 1.1 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 410,000 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 700,000 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 900,000 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 340,000 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 140,000 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 80,000 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 120,000 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 105,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.