California is one of two states with more than one metropolitan archdiocese --- Los Angeles and San Francisco. (The other is Texas, with San Antonio and Galveston-Houston.
This week, The Tidings continues its series of articles designed to better familiarize readers with their local, national and world church jurisdictions, focusing on the leaders of the state’s 12 dioceses and those of dioceses in the San Francisco Province.
Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Archbishop José Gomez; Auxiliary Bishops Edward Clark, Thomas Curry, Alexander Salazar, Oscar Solis and Gerald Wilkerson; Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus; Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Joseph Sartoris.
Diocese of Fresno: Bishop Armando Ochoa.
Diocese of Monterey: Bishop Richard Garcia; Bishop Emeritus Sylvester Ryan.
Diocese of Orange: Bishop Kevin Vann; Auxiliary Bishop Dominic Luong; Bishop Emeritus Tod Brown.
Diocese of San Bernardino: Bishop Gerald Barnes; Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego.
Diocese of San Diego: Bishop Cirilio Flores; Bishop Emeritus Robert Brom; Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Gilbert Chavez.
Notes: Bishops Ochoa (1970) and Ryan (1957) were ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and later served as Los Angeles auxiliary bishops. Bishop Ochoa served as Los Angeles auxiliary bishop (1987-96) before he was assigned to El Paso, Texas (1996-2011) and then to Fresno. Bishop Ryan served as Los Angeles auxiliary bishop (1990-92) before he was assigned to Monterey (1992-2007).
Archdiocese of San Francisco: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Auxiliary Bishops William Justice and Robert McElroy; Archbishops Emeritus John Quinn and George Niederauer; Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang.
Diocese of Oakland: Bishop Michael Barber, SJ; Bishop Emeritus John Cummins.
Diocese of Sacramento: Bishop Jaime Soto; Bishops Emeritus Francis Quinn and William Weigand.
Diocese of San Jose: Bishop Patrick McGrath; Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Daly; Bishop Emeritus Pierre DuMaine.
Diocese of Santa Rosa: Bishop Robert Vasa; Bishop Emeritus Daniel Walsh.
Diocese of Stockton: Bishop Stephen Blaire.
Diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada: Bishop Joseph Pepe.
Diocese of Reno, Nevada: Bishop Randolph Calvo; Bishop Emeritus Philip Straling.
Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah: Bishop John Wester.
Notes: Archbishop Niederauer (1962) and Bishop Blaire (1967) were ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Bishop Blaire also served as Los Angeles auxiliary bishop (1990-99) before his assignment to Stockton where he succeeded another former L.A. auxiliary, the late Bishop Donald Montrose.
Source: Official Catholic Directory 2013; USCCB.