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January 7 & 8, 2022
at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks!

We will be holding this event in person again!

Registrations will, however, be limited due to necessary precautions and masks will be required for all attendees...so don't wait to sign up!

We also have many new options allowing for virtual registration and participation, as well. The Conference will offer us a special opportunity to connect with Bishop Mueggenborg.

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The High Desert Catholic is the official news magazine for the diocese.  New issues come out every other month.   Click on the image below for the latest issue of the HIGH DESERT CATHOLIC

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Protecting God's Children

The Diocese of Reno is committed to the safety of our children and vulnerable adults.  We have in place policies and protocols for all staff, lay and clergy, and all volunteers that require training and/or background checks.  We are in full compliance with the Dallas Charter and remain diligent in maintaining this compliance.

Through the “Protecting God’s Children” program we train all adults who are employed or wish to volunteer within our parishes and agencies who have access to children.  To find out more and to register for the "Protecting God's Children" training, click on the RED BOX below.

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Clergy and Religious Credibly Accused

Most Reverend Randolph Calvo, Bishop of the Diocese of Reno, released the names of priests and religious credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The list includes names of priests and religious who served in the 12 counties that currently comprise the Diocese of Reno: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe.

Determination of credibility was based on corroborating evidence, criminal prosecution or admission of guilt by the accused. The list includes:

  1. Diocesan priests who formally belonged to (incardinated in) the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor.
  2. Diocesan priests incardinated in another diocese who worked on a temporary basis in the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese of Reno.
  3. Religious order priests who worked in the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese of Reno.
  4. A diocesan priest who was ordained for service in another diocese and then transferred to and was incardinated in the Diocese of Reno who was credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor in his prior diocese of incardination. This accusation came many years after his incardination in the Diocese of Reno and shortly before his death.

Victims who have been sexually abused by clergy, church employee or volunteer should contact civil authorities and/or the appropriate Victim's Assistance Coordinator or the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment. Victim’s Assistance Coordinators are:

  • Eastern Nevada:    Marilyn Janka     775-753-9542
  • Western Nevada:   vacant at this time
  • Diocesan Victim’s Assistance Hotline:  1-844-669-8911
Update on the Special Report of Diocesan Review Board

At the request of Bishop Calvo, non-employee lay members of the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) conducted a review of the policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of youth and of the vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Reno. This review included on-site visits to diocesan entities operating within the Diocese of Reno. Bishop Calvo has accepted the Review Board’s special report, which includes its findings and recommendations. Currently, some of the recommendations have been implemented and others are under discussion. Over the past several months, members of the DRB have presented their findings and recommendations to the following leadership groups in the diocese:

  • Priests
  • Chancery Staff
  • Directors of Religious Education (DREs)
  • Youth Ministers
  • School Administrators
  • School Faculty

This report can be found by clicking HERE. More information on the Diocesan Review Board can be found here.

In this special report, the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) makes its findings and recommendations for maintaining a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Reno—the Catholic Church of Northern Nevada. The report is based on visits and interviews conducted over eight months which included all parishes, schools, and facilities operating under diocesan authority and direction. The DRB submits the report to the Bishop and Catholic community of northern Nevada with deepest thanks for this opportunity to serve. We also issue this report with confidence that maintaining a safe environment will remain a diocesan priority. We hope the report will help our Church recover from the scandal and trauma caused by the sexual abuse of minors and reports of past abuse that were concealed or mishandled by some church officials. We must remember: the vast majority of priests try to lead holy lives of service and they, too, have been demoralized by their brethren’s conduct. Both victims and innocent clergy need to heal from the wounds this scandal has wrought. We all do.