The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno


California Catholic Conference Issues Statement on Removal of St. Serra Statues in the State

During the past week the specific question of removing statues of political, military and cultural leaders of the past has gained momentum. If this process is to be truly effective as a remedy for racism, it must discern carefully the entire contribution that the historical figure in question made to American life, especially in advancing the rights of marginalized peoples.

KNXT concluira su transmision el 30 de junio de 2020

  Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas, Es con gran sentido de urgencia que me comunico con ustedes. Como ustedes recordaran, en 2017 nuestra estacion de television diocesana, KNXT se asocio con Catholic V Boston. Desafortunadamente, KNXT ya no puede mantener sus costos de operacion y concluira su transmision el 30 de junio de 2020. SIN EMBARGO, […]

KNXT Shutting Down Broadcasting June 30

It is with a great sense of urgency that I reach out to you. As you may recall, in 2017 our diocesan television station, KNXT, entered into a partnership with Catholic TV Boston (CTV). Unfortunately, KNXT will no longer be able to sustain its cost of operation and will be shutting down its broadcast on June 30, 2020. HOWEVER, with your help we can continue to receive Catholic programming by way of Catholic TV Fresno.

California bishops hold a “virtual” Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism

Bishops from throughout the state of California released a video today reenacting the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it. It is also intended to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and the Juneteenth holiday this Friday, celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. “People today suffer unjustly simply because of the color of their skin or their national origin,” says Bishop Robert McElroy, leader of the Diocese of San Diego and president of the California Catholic Conference. “Let us acknowledge the sin of racism and work to combat it in our social structures, our institutions and our hearts.”

Mensaje pastoral sobre racismo

La semana pasada hemos visto tanta agitación y conflictos estridentes en nuestra nación que, como a muchos de ustedes, me sorprendió y comencé a alternar entre estar abrumado por la ira en un momento y luego por la tristeza al siguiente. No quería poner ninguno de mis pensamientos en papel hasta el momento en el que pudiera estar más centrado, si es que eso fuera posible. He fallado en el intento, pero no puedo esperar más para decir algo.

Pastoral Message on Racism

This past week has seen so much turmoil and strident conflict in our nation that like many of you, I was shocked and began alternating between being overwhelmed by anger one moment and then by sadness the next. I did not want to put any of my thoughts on paper until such time as I could be more centered, if that was even possible. I have failed in that attempt but can wait no longer in saying something.

KNXT has ceased broadcasting. As a result, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fresno, will be streaming only their Sunday 10 am Mass. It will be available on the parish website,