Además de reconocer las necesidades genuinas de aquellos que han sido víctimas de abuso sexual siendo un menor, los fieles y el público en general, las necesidades de los sacerdotes que sirven fielmente en la diócesis también deben ser consideradas. Esto no minimiza de ninguna manera el enfoque en las víctimas. Por el contrario, proporciona el apoyo de bienestar que la mayoría de los sacerdotes que viven su vocación devotamente necesitan para mantenerse sanos y continuar con el cuidado pastoral de todos, incluyendo aquellos que tienen una gran necesidad de sanación dentro de un ambiente parroquial de apoyo.
In the Diocese of Fresno, the authenticity of an allegation is assessed so that the Diocese has enough information to respond promptly with sensitivity to the specific circumstances and needs of a potential victim and his/her family, if applicable. A report is always made to law enforcement where the alleged abuse took place, regardless of how many years have passed. If the abuse took place in another diocese, the Diocese of Fresno will assist by bridging communications to the other diocese while offering local pastoral support.
Statement of Bishop Ochoa: The Diocese of Fresno shares in the joy of our sister Diocese of Monterey on the news that they have received a new Bishop to shepherd the People of God in that portion of the Lord’s vineyard. It was announced on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 that our Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Daniel E. Garcia, until now Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, Texas as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey. (Click title for full statement.)
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.
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 […]