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History

The majority of Bishop McCloskey’s immigrant Irish flock came to America from Ireland during the harrowing Potato Famine. Being poor and uneducated, they became the object of much ridicule and scorn from the Yankee establishment. The...
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Center Of The Diocese

The Cathedral is the spiritual center, the "Mother Church” of the diocese, and stands as its most prominent and enduring symbol. It is different from other churches as it houses the “Cathedra,” the bishop’s chair and symbol of...
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Welcome to the historic Cathedral

Welcome to the historic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. I hope that you enjoy your visit and may you carry home an appreciation of why this cathedral is such a special place to the people of our city and diocese. How the...