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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Diocesan News

Today in Los Angeles, the lay leaders who administer the Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP) and its Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) announced that their website was open and that victim-survivors who had been sexually abused by diocesan priests as minors in Sacramento and 5 other California (arch)dioceses could apply for compensation.

The website is www.CaliforniaDiocesesICP.com. Information is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

- Announcement

In June we began a journey by kicking off the anti-racism initiative based on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Pastoral Letter against Racism called, Open Wide Our Hearts. The letter is a powerful invitation for all the people of God to "face courageously the vice of racism."

As our diocese continues to reflect on Open Wide Our Hearts, we invite you to attend Tolton: From Slave to Priest, which tells the heroic story of Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest.

- Announcement

The Office of Family and Faith Formation is pleased to announce Ministry Days 2019: "Go, Make Disciples: Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church" at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

​Ministry Days is the largest gathering of ministers, catechists and Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Sacramento. The event is an excellent opportunity to network with others who serve our parishes and schools.

Inspirational keynote talks will be given by Holy Names University professor Dr. Velma Richmond, physician Dr. Bennet Omalu, and Fr. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ of the Jesuit School of Theology. More than 75 workshops will be offered in English and Spanish.

Registration for Ministry Days is now open and can be completed online through our website:

- Diocesan News

SACRAMENTO—Bishop Jaime Soto today published a list of 44 priests and 2 permanent deacons from the Diocese of Sacramento that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing 130 minors or young adults, aged 25 and under. The list is based on a review of the personnel records of nearly 1,500 bishops, priests and permanent deacons conducted by diocesan staff and an independent consulting firm retained by the diocese. It spans seven decades, from 1950 to the present time.

“This list is heartbreaking. It is a sickening and sobering account of the history of sex abuse by clergy in our diocese,” said Bishop Soto. “It is repulsive to see the evil acts that were perpetrated upon innocent children and young people entrusted to our care.

- Diocesan News

Today in Los Angeles, the lay leaders who administer the Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP) and its Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) announced that their website was open and that victim-survivors who had been sexually abused by diocesan priests as minors in Sacramento and 5 other California (arch)dioceses could apply for compensation.

The website is www.CaliforniaDiocesesICP.com. Information is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

- Announcement

In June we began a journey by kicking off the anti-racism initiative based on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Pastoral Letter against Racism called, Open Wide Our Hearts. The letter is a powerful invitation for all the people of God to "face courageously the vice of racism."

As our diocese continues to reflect on Open Wide Our Hearts, we invite you to attend Tolton: From Slave to Priest, which tells the heroic story of Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest.

- Announcement

The Office of Family and Faith Formation is pleased to announce Ministry Days 2019: "Go, Make Disciples: Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church" at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

​Ministry Days is the largest gathering of ministers, catechists and Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Sacramento. The event is an excellent opportunity to network with others who serve our parishes and schools.

Inspirational keynote talks will be given by Holy Names University professor Dr. Velma Richmond, physician Dr. Bennet Omalu, and Fr. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ of the Jesuit School of Theology. More than 75 workshops will be offered in English and Spanish.

Registration for Ministry Days is now open and can be completed online through our website:

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
The California Catholic Conference requests that Governor Newsom veto SB 24.

- Diocesan News
SB 24 is a needless expansion of the practice of abortion and requires State Universities to provide the chemical method of abortion to college women.

- Diocesan News
Features stories on Miriam Sammartino of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano; long-term disaster recovery after the Camp Fire; and Sister Jeanne Felion, SSS, shares memories of serving Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center for 43 years

- Your Community
The St. Thomas More Award is given to a member of the legal profession in the diocese who has shown integrity in the practice of law, leadership in the community, and faithfulness to gospel values in his or her personal and professional life.

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