Monthly Archives: April 2019

Diocesan Official Appointments

Archbishop William E. Lori has made public the following appointments: Msgr. Frederick P. Annie is appointed assistant priest of St. Mary Parish in Star City with occasional residence at the…

Heart of a Priest Pilgrimage

Martina Hart Photo Father Donald Higgs processes into the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston with the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney April 15. The…

Diocesan Official Appointments

Archbishop William E. Lori has made public the following appointments: Father Joseph D. Pisano is appointed temporary administrator of St. Anthony Parish in Follansbee, effective immediately. This is in addition…

Archbishop Lori Tours Wheeling’s Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center

Colleen Rowan Photo Archbishop William E. Lori talks to Grant Coleman, interim coordinator for the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling March 2. Also pictured is Beth Zarate, chief executive…

More Than 200 to Enter the Church at Easter

Martina Hart Photo A candidate places his baptismal certificate in the Baptismal Ceremonial Book at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston. By Martina Hart The Rite…

Relic’s Schedule in West Virginia Announced

By Colleen Rowan The schedule for the Heart of a Priest Pilgrimage of a major relic of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, in West Virginia during Holy…

WJU to Continue under Financial Exigency

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Wheeling Jesuit University announced March 27 that it will remain open under the Board of Trustees’ existing declaration of financial exigency. “Based on our analysis and planning…

A Letter from Archbishop Lori

Dear Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Diocese, As the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, it has been a great joy to walk with you these past…

State Attorney General Files Suit against Diocese, Bishop Bransfield

WHEELING—Pointing to its “rigorous Safe Environment Program, the foundation of which is a zero tolerance policy for any cleric, employee or volunteer credibly accused of abuse,” the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Former Seminarian Alleges Sexual Assault by Former Bishop Bransfield

WHEELING—A former altar server, seminarian and secretary to Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has filed a civil lawsuit alleging that the former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston sexually assaulted him. The alleged assault…