Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bishop Bransfield Visits Flood-Devastated Richwood

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield visited Richwood July 18 to see the progress of recovery in the town that was devastated by the historic flooding in June. The bishop visited three…

Volunteers Rally in West Virginia’s Flood-Devastated Communities

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Volunteers have rallied in West Virginia communities devastated by last month’s historic floods which left 23 people dead. Elkview, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and their surrounding…

Father John Rice is appointed chaplain to Council No. 594 of the Knights of Columbus for the Fraternal Year 2016-2017, effective immediately. This is in addition to his current assignment…

Coming Together in Difficult Times

The last few weeks have been very difficult times for many people in West Virginia, as they struggle to deal with the damage from the recent flooding that occurred in…

Diocese and WJU Announce Partnership

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—A new partnership between the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit University will continue the shared vision of the two institutions that began more than 60 years…

Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.” The pope expressed his “deep sorrow” and “spiritual…

Bishop Bransfield Visits White Sulphur Springs

Bishop Bransfield visited White Sulphur Springs July 3, celebrating Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Parish and surveying the flood ravaged area. See story in the July 15 issue. (Martina Hart…

Welty Home Earns 13th Consecutive Perfect Rating

WHEELING—Welty Home in Wheeling has earned a perfect rating from the West Virginia Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification Office (OHFLAC) for the 13th consecutive year. Few organizations achieve…