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Archbishop Lori Says he will journey with W.Va. Catholics toward healing, reconciliation and a hopeful future

Archbishop Lori Says he will journey with W.Va. Catholics toward healing, reconciliation and a hopeful future Colleen Rowan photo By Colleen Rowan WHEELING–In his celebration of Mass at the Cathedral…

New Formation Associate’s Focus is Marriage and Family Life

Photo by Colleen Rowan By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—As the new formation associate with a primary focus on Marriage and Family Life for the diocesan Department of Formation and Mission, Christopher…

Ravenswood Parish Honors Unborn Lost to Abortion

  Courtesy Photo “To Honor the Gravesites of our Unborn Brothers and Sisters” was the message on one of the many signs on the parish grounds of St. Matthew Church…

Help and Hope to a Hurting People—For Almost 25 Years, Christian Help in Kermit has been Providing for the Needs of the Poor in Mingo County

By Colleen Rowan On a rainy July afternoon in the small Mingo County community of Kermit in southern West Virginia, a local woman sifted through a table of donated apparel…

Mary’s Month

May Crowning at St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town May 6. John Sherwood photo

Catholic Charities W.Va. Opens Office in Weirton

Colleen Rowan Photo Cutting the ribbon to open the new Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) office in Weirton April 19 are, from left, Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., pastor of…

College Students Tour Rome with Morgantown’s Father Justin Blanc

Courtesy Photo Father Justin Blanc, associate pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown and director of Campus Ministry for West Virginia University (fourth from right), leads WVU students on…

Manchin Visits Wheeling Central for Catholic Schools Week

  Colleen Rowan Photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to students at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling Feb. 2 during Catholic Schools Week.

Vienna Parish Gathers with Lutheran Neighbors for Prayer Service

Courtesy Photo VIENNA—The faith communities of St. Michael Parish in Vienna and Christ Lutheran Church in Vienna gathered Oct. 26 to celebrate a Common Prayer Service based on the document…