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Knights of Columbus State Convention to be Held in Wheeling

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—The 2016 West Virginia Knights of Columbus State Convention will be held in Wheeling this year from May 13 to 15. Carroll Council No. 504, the oldest…

Thirteen Men to be Ordained Permanent Deacons in Charleston

Martina Hart Photo Pictured, from left, are the permanent diaconate candidates during their installation as acolytes at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston Nov. 7: Luis Pagano, St. Leo…

Papal Foundation Makes $10 Million Donation to Pope’s Efforts

Photo Courtesy of L’Osservatore Romano Pope Francis greets Bishop Michael J. Bransfield at the Vatican April 8. With them is Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. By Gaby Maniscalco, Catholic…

Read Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family

CNS Photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 6.  Read “‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), on Love in…

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…

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…