Diocese of Santa Rosa

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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

Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa, CA.

Citing abuse lawsuits, California’s smallest diocese files for bankruptcy

Mar 14, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in northern California said on Monday that it will file for bankruptcy due to... Read more

The ribbon cutting at Caritas Center in Santa Rosa, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022.

Can Santa Rosa end family homelessness? New Catholic Charities project says yes

Sep 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic Charities in Santa Rosa, California, has opened a new homeless services center opened to help families and others at... Read more

 Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa, CA.

Car crash reveals Santa Rosa priest embezzled $95,000

Jul 22, 2019

When EMTs rushed to the scene of a Santa Rosa car accident June 19, they found Fr. Oscar Diaz, a... Read more

Fire consumes a barn as an out of control wildfire moves through the area in Glen Ellen, Calif., Oct 9, 2017.

Bishop Vasa on California fires: 'Our diocese has been hit hard'

Oct 12, 2017

By Mary Farrow

While firefighters in northern California are currently battling 17 wildfires in five counties, Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of... Read more