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Statement On The Executive Order Regarding The Separation Of Families In Immigration Detention

STATEMENT ON THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING THE SEPARATION OF FAMILIES IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION MOST REVEREND ARMANDO X. OCHOA, D.D. Bishop of Fresno The Diocese of Fresno is encouraged by the Trump Administration’s reversal of policy regarding the separation of families and unification of children with their parents while under federal immigration detention. We urge the […]

“The Lord hears the cry of the poor” (Psalm 34)

STATEMENT ON DETENTION OF MINORS AND SEPARATION OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS MOST REVEREND ARMANDO X. OCHOA, D.D. BISHOP OF FRESNO “The Lord hears the cry of the poor” (Psalm 34) In recent days, the “cry” of the children caught in the vice between government policy and fundamental human decency has been deafening and […]

Hope and Healing

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the California Catholic Conference of Bishops used the opportunity to release an extended pastoral letter on the culture of mental health and the critical need to attend to those who suffer.   In the document “Hope and Healing: A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of California on Caring […]

Regional V Encuentro in Visalia

Delegations from the 15 dioceses belonging to Region XI (Dioceses of California, Nevada and Hawaii) meet on April 27, 28 and 29, 2018 to actively respond accompanying the most excluded in our society. This is a process that has been cultivated in recent years across the United States through reflections that begin at the parish […]

Mensaje De Pascua | Easter Message

Dear Friends in Christ, The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday begins the Easter Triduum of the Lord’s passion and death (Good Friday), burial (Holy Saturday), and resurrection (Easter Sunday). These days are unique in the Church’s calendar year and are of great importance in the spiritual and pastoral life of the […]