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Bishop Murry of Youngstown Offers Keynote Address at CCWV’s Autumn Gathering

By Colleen Rowan CHARLESTON—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) held its annul Autumn Gathering Oct. 27 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston with Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of…

Pray for Deceased Loved Ones in November

By Colleen Rowan The Month of November is a special time in which Catholics pray for their deceased loved ones. Special Masses, prayer services and gatherings at churches and Catholic…

Bishop Bransfield Invites You to Make a Pilgrimage

Bishop Bransfield invites you to make a pilgrimage to the new Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at St. James Parish in Charles Town. Call 304.725.5558 to visit www.stjamesev.org

Reaching out in Richwood

Holy Family’s Food Pantry Provides for Those Suffering Hard Times in the Community Colleen Rowan Photo Father Ngoc Dang, SVD, administrator of Holy Family Parish in Richwood, is pictured in…

Diocese Welcomes New Director of Formation and Mission

Colleen Rowan Photo The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has welcomed its new director of Formation and Mission, Nick  Mayrand. He began in the position Oct. 16, and is laying the foundation for the…

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…