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Bishop Bransfield Praises State Legislature for Overriding Governor’s Veto of Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia has become the third state to outlaw second-trimester dismemberment abortion after the state legislature voted March 10 to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto…

Bishop Praises State Legislature for Passing Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield praised the West Virginia Legislature for passing the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10. The bill passed the West Virginia…

PACE Conference will be Opportunity for Dialogue between Diocesan & Parish Staff, Chancellor Says

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s PACE (Pastoral Administration & Collaborative Education) Conference will be an opportunity for interaction and dialogue between diocesan staff and parish staff members…

Coming to the Faith—Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion

Lynne Snyder Photo A catechmen signs the Book of the Elect at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at the Basilica of the Co-Catherdral of the Sacred…

Mountain State Missionaries in Pursuit across the Diocese

By Tim Bishop WEST VIRGINIA—The missionary team from the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville is in pursuit of youth and their families across the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston this season….

Lent Begins

Tim Bishop Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blesses ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. By Tim Bishop “I am very grateful to have…

Cardinal Wuerl to Celebrate Red Mass in Wheeling

By Colleen Rowan Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, will once again address members of the Northern Panhandle’s legal community as the celebrant and homilist of the annual Red Mass…

Bishop Bransfield has removed the obligation to attend Mass this weekend because of the snow. See his message below:

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Because of the heavy snow blanketing much of West Virginia and the region, the lay faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are relieved…

A New Church for Benwood

Ten months after the fire that destroyed their historic church, the Catholic community in Benwood looks forward to construction of the new St. John’s   By Tim Bishop Parishioners at…

Diocesan Lenten Pilgrimages to Reflect Year of Mercy

By Colleen Rowan With the theme “Celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Lenten pilgrimages will be held once again in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling featuring priests…