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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…

Martin Smay Ordained Deacon

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield presents the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained deacon Rev. Mr. Martin Smay. See story in the June 16 issue. Colleen Rowan Photo

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Being Built in Charles Town

By Colleen Rowan CHARLES TOWN—Construction is underway on the grounds of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town on the highly anticipated Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, a $1.4…