Monthly Archives: July 2017

West Virginia Catholic Conference Director Says ‘Dramatic’ Medicaid Cuts Will Hurt State’s Most Vulnerable

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING, W.Va.—As the health care debate unfolds in the Senate this week, the Catholic Conference of West Virginia’s director said that “dramatic” cuts to Medicaid would hurt…

Diocesan Official Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has made public the following appointments: Father Thomas Gallagher is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg, and St. Bernadette Mission, Hedgesville, with residence at the…

Diocesan Official Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has made public the following appointments: In consultation with Very Rev. Quang Duc Dinh, S.V.D., provincial superior of the Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province,…

A Report from Catholic Charities W.Va. on Flood Recovery

By Catholic Charities West Virginia Over the past year, West Virginians have come together to rebuild in the aftermath of the deadly, historic flooding of June 2016. From day one,…

St. Anthony’s Celebrates 100 Years in Ridgeley

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ridgeley marked its centennial with a nine-day Novena to St. Anthony, and a special patron saint feast day Mass. Father Michael Lecias, pastor of…

Father Josh Stevens Made Captain in Air National Guard in Charleston

Courtesy Photo At a ceremony at the Air National Guard base in Charleston, Father Josh Stevens, center, is made a captain. Chaplains pinning the new rank on to Father Steven’s…

Grateful to All Serving the People of God

The summer is a really wonderful time of year when many people can be out and about, enjoying God’s good earth and one another. The beauty of trees and gardens,…