Monthly Archives: June 2008

Six Receive Papal Honors: Women Religious, Laity Honored for Service and Dedication to the Church

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, third from left, and Msgr. Frederick P. Annie, V.E., left, are pictured with James E. Altmeyer Sr., right, who was named a knight…

W.Va. Youth to Accompany Pope at World Youth Day

By D.F. Kratzer WEST VIRGINIA— A group of 26 West Virginians has been selected to accompany Pope Benedict XVI on the Sydney 2000 boat for the papal arrival at World…

Nine-Year-Old Makes Special Contribution to Catholic Sharing Appeal

By John W. Yaquinta STONEWOOD— “Joining Hands to Do God’s Work,” the   theme of this year’s Catholic Sharing Appeal, was taken to heart by 9-year-old Dylan McCullough of Our Lady…

Young Catholics Put Faith into Action during Spring Break

 By John W. Yaquinta WEST VIRGINIA— When most college students think of spring break, they think of a week of relaxation, possibly a trip to the beach. But for many…

Third Annual International Mining Health & Safety Symposium to be Held in Salt Lake City

 WHEELING— Working to ensure coal miner safety and providing cutting-edge equipment for those working beneath the earth’s surface is the focus of the third annual International Mining Health & Safety…

EWTN to Debut New Series for Kids

IRONDALE, Ala.— Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) has commissioned a series of programs about parables for children using original songs, animal and “human” puppets, animation and actors to convey the…

Wheeling Hospital

By D.F. Kratzer WHEELING—Representatives of Wheeling Hospital announced at a June 4 press conference that the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Program received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of…

Knights

By Colleen Rowan NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Most Americans have a positive impression of Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the U.S. in April and many say they have a more positive impression…

Two Diocesan Schools Receive More Than $500,000 in Grants for Health Centers

WHEELING—School-based health centers at Wheeling Catholic Elementary School and St. Paul School in Weirton have received more than $500,000 in grants for continued funding—more than $400,000 from the Sisters of…

Scholarship Established in Memory of Father Schiffer

By D.F. Kratzer WEIRTON—In memory of Father Thomas E. Schiffer, who passed away April 30, St. Paul School in Weirton has established the Father Tom Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, honoring…