Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bishop Bransfield Speaks to the Faithful about Recent Chemical Spill at Mass in Charleston

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—With the recent water crisis in and around Charleston, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrated Mass at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Feb. 2…

Cardinal O’Brien Celebrates Red Mass in Wheeling

The following is the homily given by Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, at the Red Mass at the Cathedral…

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Pro-Life Day & Rally at the Legislature Feb. 11 CHARLESTON—West Virginians for Life will sponsor the annual Pro-Life Day and Rally at the Legislature Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m….

Camp Bosco Opens New Program, The Crew, for 16- and 17-Year-Olds

Program Offers Opportunity to Assist Counselors, Work with Campers and Enjoy Amenities of the Camp Free of Charge By Colleen Rowan HUTTONSVILLE—Young people ages 16- to 17-years-old who love Camp…

Catholic Schools Week Brings Celebrations across Diocese

WEST VIRGINIA—Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston celebrated Catholic School Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, by holding a number of events and celebrations. Among them, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blessed…

Great Burdens in this Extreme Cold

From Bishop Bransfield The month of January 2014 was one of the coldest I can remember.  I am sure many of you feel the same.  There are so many who…

Obispo Bransfield Habla durante Misa en Charleston Sobre Derrame Químico Reciente

Por Martina Hart CHARLESTON—Con la reciente crisis acuática en y alrededor de Charleston, el obispo Michael J. Bransfield celebró Misa en la basílica de la cocatedral Sacred Heart el 2…

Charles Eugene McGinnis, Sr.

Charles Eugene McGinnis, Sr., 73, of Wheeling, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born January 23, 1940, in Wheeling, the son of the late John C….

A Letter from Bishop Bransfield on the Chemical Spill

Dear Brothers and Sisters:   As I write to you now, there are still households in the Greater Kanawha Valley without drinking water, ten days after the spill of 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol—also…

At TV Mass, Bishop Bransfield Urges Prayers for Chemical Spill Victims

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield asked the state’s Catholics to join him in praying for the 300,000 people affected by the Jan. 9 chemical spill in the southern…