Craig Francis Harrison

Msgr. Craig Francis Harrison

Ordained: 1987
  • 1988-1989 Our Lady of Mercy, Merced, CA; Sacred Heart, Merced, CA; St. Patrick, Merced, CA (FRS)
  • 1990-1991 St. Francis, Bakersfield, CA (FRS)
  • 1992 St. Francis, Mojave, CA (FRS)
  • 1993-1999 St. Joseph, Firebaugh, CA (FRS)
  • 2000-2007 St. Francis, Bakersfield, CA (FRS)
  • 2008-2018 St. Francis of Assisi, Bakersfield, CA (FRS)
  • 2011-2012 St. Mary, Buttonwillow, CA (FRS)
  • 2008-2015 Diocesan Offices
  • 2012 St. Mary, Taft, CA (FRS)
  • 2013-2018 Our Lady of the Snows, Frazier Park CA (FRS)
  • 2019 Unknown

On April 12, 2019, a survivor made a report of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by Msgr. Harrison to the Diocese of Fresno. Three days after receipt of this report, the Diocese allegedly contacted the Firebaugh Police Department. Msgr. Harrison was reportedly put on paid administrative leave due to an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor that occurred decades prior in Firebaugh, California. Since then, two other survivors have come forward alleging childhood sexual abuse by Msgr. Harrison. One of the survivors purportedly previously reported the sexual abuse by Msgr. Harrison in 1998, and again in 2002. The Diocese deemed the allegation unsubstantiated and Fr. Harrison continued his priesthood. A survivor who has alleged sexual abuse against Msgr. Harrison is a fromer Catholic monk that referred to Msgr. Harrison as a mentor and felt compelled to come forward after hearing other allegations. Msgr. Harrison’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown