diocese diocese  /ˈdaɪ ə ˌsiz/


  • (n) the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop



  1. The Providence diocese owns $44 million in real estate, and income from its property finances a wide range of social services.
  2. For the moment, at least, the diocese is treating its errant flock with patience.
  3. Mexican immigrants are the fastest-growing group, and Hispanics as a whole make up half the diocese's 300,000 Catholics.


  1. Sacramento diocese buys Land Park funeral home

    The Catholic diocese of Sacramento has purchased a funeral home in Land Park, making it only the fifth diocese in the nation to offer mortuary services.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  2. Diocese won't reinstate fired gay Ohio teacher

    Diocese won't reinstate fired gay Ohio teacher COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent for a Roman Catholic Diocese has declined to reinstate a gay teacher who is challenging her firing by a Catholic school. Lucia McQuaide, the diocese's Superintendent of Education, informed Carla Hale in a June 6 letter that her decision follows her consideration "of all of the facts and circumstances."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Diocese won’t reinstate gay teacher fired from Watterson

    The school superintendent of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has declined to reinstate a gay high-school teacher fired after she listed the name of her partner in a newspaper obituary, a lawyer said yesterday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

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  1. "I do not need to remind you as well of the potential consequences of the direction in which you appear to be leading the Diocese of San Joaquin," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the US denomination, wrote in a letter Monday...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Washington Post

  2. But the church's portion of the costs "might" be higher than anticipated, Cardinal Pell said, adding that "the church will pay whatever we need to pay". "They'll be no levy on any diocese. There'll be no levy on the Sydney parishes. We always...
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Cardinal George Pell Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I am delighted," Scriven said, "that what we have done today is bringing the Diocese of Pittsburgh back into the mainstream of worldwide Anglicanism."
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Henry Scriven Source: ABC News

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