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Fresno Diocese Received at Least $5.1M in Taxpayer Funds, Report Shows

The Catholic Diocese of Fresno received taxpayer-funded loans exceeding $5.1 million as part of the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program, according to documents from the Small Business Administration. That's part of at least $1.4 billion in forgivable coronavirus aid obtained by the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, which used a special...

Fresno Among Dioceses Forming Sexual Abuse Compensation Program

With the Catholic Church under siege all the way to the Vatican from clergy abuse victims and their advocates, six Catholic bishops in California announced Tuesday a compensation program for victims of sexual abuse as minors by diocesan priests, regardless of when the abuse occurred. The six participating dioceses are...

AG Becerra Will Review Sex-Abuse Responses of Fresno Diocese

The California attorney general's office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sexual abuse that have resulted in payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to victims. Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent out letters to the dioceses last week, Sacramento diocese spokesman...