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Bishop Bransfield’s Homily from Mass for Dedication of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

The Courage of Searching The familiar story in today’s Gospel—relating that fifth joyful mystery of the Finding of the Child Jesus in Temple—is so wonderfully fitting for our celebration today,…

Bishop Bransfield Dedicates Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Charles Town

Bishop Bransfield Dedicates Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Charles Town By Colleen Rowan “The shrine we dedicate today both invites us to live the Fatima Message with renewed commitment…

Lynne Snyder Photo On Respect Life Sunday, faithful of the Clarksburg area stand up for the unborn. Pro-life gatherings were also held in many other parts of the diocese by…

Recently settled refugees get help from ‘friendly’ West Virginians

John Sherwood Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit Pictured are Pa Tin, 42, his wife Biak Hlei Iang, 34, and their children 8-year-old Rebecca Rem Chin Par and 2-year-old Van Dawt…

Afghan family gets new start in West Virginia with Catholic agency’s help

Martina Hart Photo/Courtesy of The Catholic Spirit The Noorzei family, who immigrated to Charleston, W.Va., from Afghanistan in 2015, poses for a photo in late February. Pictured are 4-year-old Sana…

Bishop Dedicates New St. John Church, Benwood

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield celebrates the Mass of Dedication for the new St. John Church in Benwood Sept. 9. See story on Page 5. See story in Sept….

Blue Mass Celebrated in Weirton—Honoring Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Personnel & Military Personnel

Courtesy Photo Weirton-area firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel and military personnel are pictured at the Blue Mass celebrated for them at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton Sept. 11….

St. Mary’s in Petersburg Celebrates 100 Years

Lynne Llewellyn Snyder Photo Parishioners pray the Our Father during the Centennial Mass. By Lynne Llewellyn Snyder Members and guests of St. Mary Parish in Petersburg gathered for the centennial…

Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

CNS Photo/Twitter/@caroleenarn via Reuters: Floodwaters surround Houston Aug. 27, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. A Letter from Bishop Bransfield My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have asked…

New Pastor Installed at St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg

John Sherwood Photo: Father Thomas Gallagher, right, is installed as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Martinsburg Aug. 20 by Very Rev. John S. Ledford, V.F., pastor of St. James…