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Diocese of Fresno to file for bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims, bishop says

May 29, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The bankruptcy filing comes after plaintiffs lodged 154 sex abuse complaints against the diocese. Read more

Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno speaks at a rally of the UFW march for a labor union voting rights bill in Calwa, Calif., Aug. 11, 2022.

Fresno bishop joins march for farmworkers’ union voting rights bill

Aug 18, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno joined the United Farm Workers last week for a portion of the union’s march through... Read more

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of Fresno, California.

Archbishop Cordileone ‘stood up for what’s right’ in actions toward Pelosi, Fresno bishop says

Jun 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan expressed his support for Cordileone's Communion ban in a June 6 letter to the diocese. Read more

Damage at St. Alphonsus parish church in Fresno, Calif., where the building was accessed late on Jan. 14, 2022.

Fresno parish church vandalized

Jan 25, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

St. Alphonsus parish in Fresno was broken into overnight earlier this month. Both the tabernacle and a Marian shrine were... Read more

Fr. Guadalupe Rios.

Fresno diocesan priest accused of misconduct, gang links

Nov 5, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Fresno has taken out a restraining order against a priest and launched an investigation of him... Read more

Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.

Six California dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse investigation

Dec 12, 2019

The office of California's attorney general has informed six dioceses in the state that they will be issued subpoenas as... Read more

Bishop David Prescott Talley was named bishop of Memphis March 5, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints bishops of Memphis, Fresno, names new auxiliary for LA

Mar 5, 2019

Pope Francis appointed new bishops Tuesday to lead the dioceses of Memphis and Fresno, also naming a new auxiliary bishop... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Fresno that allegedly produces tears. Photo courtesy of Joe Ybarra.

Mary statue in California appears to weep miraculous tears

May 11, 2016

By Mary Farrow

A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno, Calif. appears to be weeping miraculous tears, according to witnesses.  Read more