Category Archives: News

Catechist Training Begins

By Babette Pascasio WEST VIRGINIA—This summer, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will offer courses for Catechist Certification. The following courses are required and will be offered for those interested in certification:…

Corpus Christi’s Principal Dick Taylor Retires after 44 Years

By Colleen Rowan The 44 years he spent at Corpus Christi School in Wheeling hold a special place in Dick Taylor, Jr.’s heart. “It’s been my vocation,” he said the…

Diocesan Restructuring Announced

To the Clergy of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: On this feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, I thought it appropriate to express my gratitude to you for the wonderful…

Norms for Reopening Parish Facilities for Meetings and Gatherings Announced

WEST VIRGINIA—The following norms are intended to assist pastors as they reopen their parish/mission facilities to serve those entrusted to their pastoral care. Obviously, the diversity in size, location and…

The Catholic Spirit Moves to Publish Monthly Print, Weekly Electronic Issues

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—With the ultimate goal of enhancing communication while operating within a new budget to help cut costs, The Catholic Spirit announces the move from printing twice…

Declaration on Supreme Court decision on DACA, June 18, 2020

Bishop Brennan Statement on Supreme Court DACA decision I rejoice with the immigrants who live in West Virginia over the recent US Supreme Court decision which rejected the effort of…

Diocese’s Permanent Diaconate Program Progressing

WHEELING—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has 33 aspirants for the permanent diaconate. “We have two aspirants from the Beckley Vicariate, seven from Charleston, five from Clarksburg, seven from Martinsburg, four from…

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center to Host Takeout Spaghetti Dinner Event

WHEELING—The Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center on 18th Street in Wheeling will hold its 24th Annual Spaghetti Dinner June 28 from noon until 5 p.m. Originally scheduled for April 28, the…

New Western Region Director of Catholic Charities Named

CHARLESTON —Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) announced William C. (Bill) Hagy has joined the team as the Western Region director. The CCWVa Western Region covers 16 counties and encompasses Charleston,…

Charleston Catholic Announces Graduation Plans

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic High School announced plans for their graduation ceremony to take place at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston on Saturday, June 20. A detailed proposal to…