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Diocesan Youth Celebrate World Youth Day in Poland

Courtesy Photo Father R. Eric Hall, IV, joins youth at a rally at the Tauron Arena in Krakow. By Tim Bishop Nearly 30 youth from around the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Road to Recovery

Martina Hart Photo A memorial to victims of the June floods stands on what is left of the foundation of a house in White Sulphur Springs. The floods devastated communities…

Bishop Bransfield Visits Flood-Devastated Richwood

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield visited Richwood July 18 to see the progress of recovery in the town that was devastated by the historic flooding in June. The bishop visited three…

Volunteers Rally in West Virginia’s Flood-Devastated Communities

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—Volunteers have rallied in West Virginia communities devastated by last month’s historic floods which left 23 people dead. Elkview, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and their surrounding…

Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.” The pope expressed his “deep sorrow” and “spiritual…

Bishop Bransfield Visits White Sulphur Springs

Bishop Bransfield visited White Sulphur Springs July 3, celebrating Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Parish and surveying the flood ravaged area. See story in the July 15 issue. (Martina Hart…

Ground Breaking Held at Site of New St. John Church in Benwood

By Tim Bishop BENWOOD—“I am very happy for you, both the faithful parishioners of St. John’s and the entire Benwood community. This is a wonderful day as we begin to…

A Letter from Bishop Bransfield on the Special Collection for Flood Relief

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   I have asked all parishes and missions in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to take a second collection during all liturgies on the weekend…

Bishop Bransfield asks Faithful to Pray for those Affected by Flooding

The bishop asked the state’s Catholics to join him in prayer during historic flooding in West Virginia.   “We pray for those affected by this natural disaster, including those who have…

W.Va. Knights of Columbus Hold State Convention in Wheeling

Tim Bishop Photo Members of the Knights of Columbus from throughout the state gather with Bishop Michael J. Bransfield for the annual Knights of Columbus State Convention Banquet at the…