After Years of Silence, Fresno Bishop Now Says Defrocked Priest Allegedly Abused 7 Minors

The bishop of Fresno, California is breaking his years-long silence about a notorious Bakersfield priest, revealing he may have abused at least seven children. Bishop Joseph Brennan had a letter read aloud at all parishes over the weekend giving more details about the defrocked Msgr. Craig Harrison, a popular priest of nearly 40 years in … Read more

Former Priest – Monsignor Craig Harrison – Subject of Two New Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

The law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates announced that on Wednesday it will file two lawsuits against former Bakersfield priest Craig Harrison and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno for ignoring and concealing his alleged sexual abuse against minors. Attorney Jeff Anderson confirmed with 23ABC the suit involves a new alleged victim. Harrison resigned from … Read more

Monsignor Craig Harrison Leaving the Priesthood

Attorneys for Monsignor Craig Harrison have scheduled a press conference this afternoon to make an announcement regarding his leave of the priesthood. “Harrison has tendered letters of resignation to the Holy Father from his position as the Pastor of St. Francis Parish and from his obligations as a Catholic priest,” his attorneys said in a … Read more

Now Monsignor Harrison is Suing His Own Diocese

Who’s Paying for His Lawsuits? Monsignor Craig Harrison filed a defamation lawsuit in Kern County Superior Court today against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno. Harrison’s attorney, Kyle Humphrey, said the defamation lawsuit involves the Diocese itself as well as Diocese spokeswoman Teresa Dominguez regarding the sexual misconduct allegations that have been made about him. … Read more

Buckle Up, Monsignor Harrison!

You may recall that last summer, Monsignor Craig Harrison filed a lawsuit against Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF), stating: A case has been filed in the Kern County Superior Court and is the first in a series of legal actions to restore the reputation and good name of Monsignor Craig Harrison and to hold accountable these … Read more

Fresno DA: Homosexual Abuse Allegations Against Craig Harrison Are “Credible”

Fresno law enforcement have found homosexual abuse allegations against a local priest “credible,” but won’t pursue prosecution owing to the statute of limitations. The Fresno County district attorney (D.A.) issued a public statement Friday making clear its decision not to prosecute is not in any way an exoneration. “While the allegations made against Monsignor Harrison … Read more

Msgr. Harrison’s Bakersfield Accuser Describes Alleged Abuse

As Bakersfield police closes its investigation of alleged sexual misconduct by Msgr. Craig Harrison, two separate police investigations and an inquiry by the Catholic Church are still in progress. In all three cases in Bakersfield, Firebaugh and Merced, the allegations against Msgr. Craig Harrison have been described as “inappropriate touching” or “inappropriate contact.” The man … Read more

Accused California Priest Smears Victims

A small California community in shock after its beloved pastor was suspended over allegations of homosexual predation. The case, involving abuse of young men, with evidence of at least one suicide, is exposing homosexuality and financial corruption in the Fresno diocese, under a bishop who appeared to look the other way. Yet remarkably, the community is protecting its priest. Hello, I’m … Read more

WATCH: Catholic Monk Joins Accusers of California Priest

It’s been almost a month since Msgr. Craig Harrison was put on leave pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. We’ve seen huge support for Msgr. Harrison, and we’ve seen support from victim advocacy groups for the men who’ve come forward. In an exclusive interview, we hear from someone still part of the Catholic … Read more