Monthly Archives: March 2016

Notre Dame Broadcasting Program Named among Best in the Country

Notre Dame High School (NDHS) in Clarksburg is being honored for its Irish Online Network (ION). The program has been nominated for Best New Student Broadcast Program in the country…

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Beckley By Colleen Rowan St. Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley thanks the kitchen crew for making Lenten Friday meals and the youth who have pitched in for the clean…

St. John XVIII Pastoral Center Completes Sacristy Renovation

Courtesy Photo Eric Milam, director of the St. John XVIII Pastoral Center in Charleston, stands in the newly renovated sacristy at the center.  By Tim Bishop CHARLESTON—The sacristy at the…

Lenten Pilgrimages Draw Faithful around the State

Martina Hart Photo Msgr. Eugene S. Ostrowski offers his homily in Charleston. Colleen Rowan Photo Father James Fleming, SJ, offers his homily in Wheeling. By Colleen Rowan and Martina Hart…

A Wonderful Spiritual Experience

From Bishop Michael J. Bransfield As we enter the final weeks of Lent, I celebrated the last of this year’s Confirmation Retreats and Youth Rally Masses, this one at St….

Diocesan High School Youth Conference Set for April

By Tim Bishop WEST VIRGINIA—High school youth from throughout the Mountain State are set to gather at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville April 16-17 for the annual Diocesan Senior…

Catholics Urged to Sign Petition Calling for U.S. Declaration of Genocide

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS)—The archbishop who serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked U.S. Catholics to sign a pledge calling for an end…

Bishop Bransfield Praises State Legislature for Overriding Governor’s Veto of Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia has become the third state to outlaw second-trimester dismemberment abortion after the state legislature voted March 10 to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto…

Bishop Praises State Legislature for Passing Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield praised the West Virginia Legislature for passing the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10. The bill passed the West Virginia…