Archdiocese of Denver

Established 1887

Discovery of gold near Denver in 1858 spurred a rapid increase in the region's population. Missionary Joseph Machebeuf was made bishop upon conferral of diocesan status. The see was elevated to archdiocese in 1941.


Archdiocese of Denver * Catholic Encyclopedia


T. Noel, Colorado Catholicism and the Archdiocese of Denver, 1857-1989