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Central Catholic High School Renames Gym to Honor Bishop

Colleen Rowan Photo In appreciation for his ongoing support of Central Catholic High School and its students, as well as Catholic education throughout the state, school administrators have renamed the…

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…

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield confirms Casey Bonaddio at the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling March 31. See April 6 issue for full…

Priests and Laity Receive Papal Honors for Service to the Church in West Virginia

Martina Hart Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield is pictured with those who received papal honors following his celebration of Mass at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart…

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…

CCWVa Presents Charity in Action Award to Bishop Bransfield

Colleen Rowan Photo Bishop Michael J. Bransfield was named the first recipient of Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Charity in Action Award. With him are Matthew Bowles, president emeritus of the…

Closer to Full Communion with the Church

John Sherwood Photo A catechumen signs the Book of Elect at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St. James Church in Charles Town Feb. 24.  …

Bishop Gathers with Students on Ash Wednesday

Colleen Rowan Photo Central Catholic High School students are pictured during Mass on Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling Feb. 14. Presiding at the Mass was…

Pro-Life Voices Raised at State Capitol

Courtesy Photo People from across West Virginia gather for the Pro-Life Rally at the state Capitol Feb. 5. By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield commended the West Virginia Senate…

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.