Monthly Archives: July 2019

Pope Issues Sanctions against Bishop Bransfield

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield is prohibited from presiding or participating in any public liturgy, and is obligated to make personal amends for the harm he caused—the nature…

PACE Conference Set for October in Charleston

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is offering its annual PACE Conference Oct. 23-24 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. PACE stands for Parish Administration & Collaborative…

Parkersburg Catholic High School Student Receives NCYC Scholarship

PARKERSBURG—Paul Benedict Takeshi Teltscher, a sophomore at Parkersburg Catholic High School and a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Parkersburg, was the recipient of a Bishop Scholarship donated…

Calling All Alumni of Sacred Heart School in Huntington 

HUNTINGTON—Did you attend Sacred Heart School in Huntington? If so, Sacred Heart Parish in Huntington would like to hear from you. The parish is holding a homecoming celebration in conjunction…

Clarksburg Families Invited to Spend a Week with Our Lady 

CLARKSBURG—In honor of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, each family at Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg was invited to spend one week with the traveling Pilgrim Virgin Statue…

WV Institute for Spirituality’s Sister Ritamary Schulz to Expand Ministry in the South

CHARLESTON—The West Virginia Institute or Spirituality is pleased to welcome Sister Ritamary Schulz, ASCJ, back for full-time spiritual direction ministry. Sister Ritamary is hoping to provide prayer guidance at the…

Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark E. Brennan named Ninth Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston

Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Mark E. Brennan, currently Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Bishop Brennan, 72,…

Archbishop Lori Announces Changes in Financial Stewardship of the Diocese

WHEELING—Archbishop William E. Lori, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, announced July 17 the appointment of a new independent auditor for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, a decision made in…

A letter from Archbishop Lori

Dear Friends in Christ: On Monday, I met with members of the Diocesan Finance Council to continue our ongoing conversation about the financial health of the Diocese and ways to…

West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis: How the Church, Catholic Charities, and the Faithful are Responding

Colleen Rowan Photo Entering the small West Virginia town of Kermit—the epicenter of the nation’s opioid crisis. To the right is the building housing the outreach organizations ABLE Families, founded…