Diocese of Corpus Christi celebrates 100 years

March 26, 2012 4:03:24 AM PDT
More than 10,000 Catholics, including more than 40 cardinals, archbishops and bishops from across the U.S., are expected to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Diocese of Corpus Christi with a conference and Mass.

The conference and Mass are set for Monday.

Diocese of Corpus Christi spokesman Marty Wind tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/H5yF4f ) that the celebration "marks 100 years of faith, tradition and service to the community."

Pope Pius X established the Diocese of Corpus Christi on March 23, 1912.

Wind says the diocese is currently made up of more than 110 churches. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Galveston-Houston Archbishop, oversees more than 1.3 million Catholics in the area.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, will deliver the conference keynote address, "The Church in the Third Millennium."