The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

Diocese of Fresno compliant with Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Based on the results of our recently performed on-site audit of the Diocese of Fresno, the Diocese has been found compliant with all audited Articles within the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for the 2017/2018 audit period.

Letter from Stonebridge Business Partners (auditor) to Bishop Armando X. Ochoa

Every year, the Diocese of Fresno is responsible for providing an accounting of how well we follow the requirements which are outlined in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The audit entails months of gathering reports from all the parishes/missions and Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese on the number of clergy ministering within our boundaries as well as the number of employees who work for the diocese, and then lastly the number of volunteers who had unsupervised contact with minors. Each of these individuals must meet the requirements of fingerprint clearance, proof of receiving Safe Environment training regarding all forms of child abuse, internet safety, and bullying, and have a signed Code of Conduct on file. Our clergy and seminarians are all fingerprint cleared through federal and state agencies, have fulfilled the requirement to refresh their knowledge of child abuse and diocesan policies on what constitutes a safe environment for young people, and have committed to the Diocesan Code of Conduct.  (more)


Many Thanks!

Many thanks to all who presented and participated in tonight’s Hispanic Night Telethon.  Especially we thank all the generous viewers that offered more than $7,000 to continue the work of KNXT.  Of course, you can still contribute by PayPal at!

Hundreds of Many Faiths Gather in Solidarity at Synagogue Beth Israel

Hundreds of persons of many faiths joined October 30 at Beth Israel Synagoge in Fresno to join in remeberance of the victims of the October 27 attack in Pittsburg. Leaders from many faith communities offered prayers in English and Hebrew in solidarity with Tree Of Life Synagogue, site of the attack.

Love, Justice and Service Are Works of God

Monsignior Raymond Dreiling greets attendees at the 2018 Red Mass today, October 19, 2018, at St. John Cathedral in Fresno.    The annual Eucharist, gathering local judges, attorneys, and others employed in the legal system, was celebrated by Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno. This celebration at the beginning of […]

Youth Day 2018

Youth from across the Diocese of Fresno gathered in Merced and Fresno this weekend for Youth Day 2018. Approximately 500 attended at St. Patrick Church on Saturday October 6 in Merced and 700 gathered at St. Francis of Assisi in Bakersfield.