Worth driving to: St. John’s Cathedral, Fresno

Name of Church St. John’s Cathedral Address 2814 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721 Phone number 559-485-6210 Website www.stjohnsfresno.org Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Saintjohnsfresno/ Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Spanish). Sunday, 7:30 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

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2019-05-17T08:40:09-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Northern California|Tags: |7 Comments

Fresno diocese hesitates on naming priests accused of sex crimes

Bishop Armando X. Ochoa is working with a review board to determine what information the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno may release about area priests accused of sexual misconduct, including the possibility of publicly identifying those priests by name. Teresa

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2018-10-18T07:50:50-07:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Fresno bishop’s letter to judge who sentenced priest convicted of embezzlement

August 9, 2018 Most Reverend Armando X. Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, on August 8 spoke at the sentencing hearing for Rev Ignacio Villafan.  Fr. Villafan was sentenced to five years probation.   To The Most Honorable Judge

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2018-08-13T19:14:42-07:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Tulare priest gets probation for stealing $300,000 from parish

Catholic priest Ignacio Villafan, 52, was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation for stealing over $300,000 from the Tulare church where he served as the pastor in charge, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said. The sentence by Judge Gary

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2018-08-09T13:25:33-07:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |22 Comments

Famous post-abortion sculpture replica comes to Fresno

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Dan Zeidler. The image of the sculpture, "Memorial for Unborn Children" by Martin Hudáček, has touched people's hearts throughout the world. Photos of the sculpture have been shared on social media countless times and featured in numerous

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2018-02-15T10:49:27-07:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , |3 Comments

Mobile chapel takes Mass on the road in Fresno diocese

Bishop Armando Ochoa begins the Mass outside a building that resembles a large red barn. He carries a hooked staff covered in animal fur and wears moccasins and a leather sash – a tribute to the nearby Tule River Tribe.

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2017-10-09T12:08:12-07:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders, Church life|Tags: , |3 Comments