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Bishop Offers Prayers and Support for Flood Victims

Scott McCloskey Photo/Courtesy of the Wheeling News-Register The 12th Street area of McMechen is pictured July 29. By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Flood waters rose once again in West Virginia, this time…

Morgantown’s Sarah Riffon to Make First Profession of Vows as Franciscan Sister

MORGANTOWN— Sister Chiara Joan Riffon will make her first profession of vows Aug. 6 at Father of Mercy Chapel in Toronto, Ohio, at the motherhouse of her community, the Franciscan…

Knights of Columbus Councils Accompany the Silver Rose of Guadalupe through West Virginia

Lynne Snyder Photo The Knights of Columbus Council No. 603 is pictured at Holy Rosary Church in Buckhannon with the Silver Rose of Guadalupe. From left are Frank Koenig, John…

Check out the latest issue of The Calling Vocations Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of The Calling, Vocations Newsletter for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, in the Aug. 4 issue of The Catholic Spirit

Mass Celebrates Italian Heritage

Colleen Rowan Photo Father Justin Blanc, associate pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown, receives the gifts during the Mass he celebrated for the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage…

Catechetical Ministry Service Awards Call to Mind Idea of ‘Service’

Colleen Rowan Photo Pictured are the new catechetical ministry service awards that will be given this fall to catechists at the upcoming Christ the Teacher: Catechetical Ministry Dinners. WHEELING—The diocesan…

West Virginia Catholic Conference Director Says ‘Dramatic’ Medicaid Cuts Will Hurt State’s Most Vulnerable

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING, W.Va.—As the health care debate unfolds in the Senate this week, the Catholic Conference of West Virginia’s director said that “dramatic” cuts to Medicaid would hurt…

A Report from Catholic Charities W.Va. on Flood Recovery

By Catholic Charities West Virginia Over the past year, West Virginians have come together to rebuild in the aftermath of the deadly, historic flooding of June 2016. From day one,…

St. Anthony’s Celebrates 100 Years in Ridgeley

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ridgeley marked its centennial with a nine-day Novena to St. Anthony, and a special patron saint feast day Mass. Father Michael Lecias, pastor of…

Father Josh Stevens Made Captain in Air National Guard in Charleston

Courtesy Photo At a ceremony at the Air National Guard base in Charleston, Father Josh Stevens, center, is made a captain. Chaplains pinning the new rank on to Father Steven’s…