Category Archives: Bishop’s Column

The Unbounding Grace of Hope

Recently while visiting Washington D.C., I took the opportunity to visit our Visitation Sisters who had lived and taught formerly at the Mount de Chantal Academy in Wheeling. Following the…

Grace That Moves among the Mountains

Spring has at last arrived and driving in West Virginia is again a very beautiful experience, with the sensational views of God’s creation being on display through the car window….

This Wonderful Season in the Life of the Church

Holy Week and the Easter Season are always a really beautiful experience for me, as your Bishop. Our people really have great faith and I enjoy being able to see…

Making Beautiful Moments of Grace

This is the busy and sacred time of Lent here in our wonderful Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. The season of Lent really touches our hearts and appeals to the human mind,…

Grow in Faith and Charity

It seems almost a surprise that as I write to you Ash Wednesday is almost here. Despite the unexpected yet easily recognized approach of the Season of Lent, we find…

Moments of Grace

The second half of January was a busy time for me, as it was for many of you. In addition to the usual tasks and meetings on my own calendar,…

Occasions of Grace

I have really enjoyed the past month especially Christmas. There were so many beautiful ceremonies and celebrations. Our two Cathedrals provided many wonderful experiences and our gatherings of priests gave…

Merry Christmas & Blessings in the New Year

Since I last wrote to you, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Patroness of the United States. This year’s celebration was particularly…

This Season of Advent, a Wonderful Time in Our Diocese

I pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with those gathered around you who care for you and I hope that you were able to take time with them to offer…

Wishing You a Very Happy Thanksgiving

November has truly arrived with cold winds and dusk coming early each afternoon, but the wonders of the Holiday Season are just around the corner with Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas…