Diocese of Sacramento

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Pope Francis on April 20, 2024, named Father Reynaldo Bersabal as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California. 

Pope Francis names Filipino priest an auxiliary bishop of Sacramento

Apr 20, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Saturday that the priest ordained in the Philippines and incardinated into the Sacramento Diocese in 2004 will... Read more

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento Diocese files for bankruptcy in wake of more than 250 abuse allegations

Apr 2, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The process will create a fund “to be distributed to victim-survivors as equitably as possible,” the diocese stated.  Read more


Franciscan Friars of California announce bankruptcy filing over dozens of sex abuse claims

Jan 3, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Franciscans of the Province of St. Barbara said on its website on Tuesday that it had filed a Chapter... Read more

Bishop Jaime Soto.

Diocese of Sacramento to file for bankruptcy amid over 250 clergy abuse lawsuits

Dec 11, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California, announced on Saturday that the diocese will file for bankruptcy amid a... Read more


California restaurant had fake priest hear workers’ confessions, Labor Department says

Jun 16, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

According to an employee at the restaurant, the supposed priest urged employees to “get the sins out.” Read more

Police markers are placed in the street on the corner of 10th and L street at the scene of a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on April 3, 2022 in Sacramento, California.

Bishop urges 'common task of healing' after Sacramento shooting

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento encouraged city residents to engage in the work of communal healing and helping after a... Read more

Statue outside Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland, California

Two parishes in the Sacramento diocese vandalized 

Apr 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento suffered similar acts of vandalism in the past two weeks.  Read more

Jeremy Leatherby. CNA file photo.

Priest who denied Pope Francis laicized, bishop urges reparation for clergy sexual abuse

Nov 2, 2020

A California priest who was excommunicated after denying the legitimacy of Pope Francis has been laicized, according to a Nov.... Read more

Bishop Jaime Soto.

Excommunicated priest rejects Pope Francis, misconduct allegations

Aug 11, 2020

By JD Flynn

A Sacramento priest excommunicated last week says he stands by his claim that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is the true... 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

Venerable Alphonse Gallegos, who was auxiliary bishop of Sacramento from 1981 to 1991. Photo courtesy of the Order of Augustinian Recollects.

Why this bishop from the US is now one step closer to being a saint

Jul 15, 2016

On July 8 Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree recognizing the heroic... Read more