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Huntington/St. Joseph School’s Amy Parent Named One of the Best Teachers in the Nation

By Colleen Rowan HUNTINGTON—The St. Joseph Catholic School community in Huntington gathered for an assembly in the gym Nov. 30 to honor second-grade teacher Amy Parent who received the first…

Penance Services for Advent

Wheeling Vicariate—St. Francis Xavier, Moundsville, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.; Corpus Christi, Wheeling, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.; St. Anthony’s Follansbee, Dec. 16, 4 p.m.; St. Michael’s, Wheeling, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.;…

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Single Largest Appeal Supports Its Programs throughout the State

From Catholic Charities West Virginia Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) single largest appeal is underway now through the end of the year with its highest goal yet of $500,000. Proceeds…

Appeal Supports Elderly Religious

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 8-9 in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, the appeal benefits…

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Releases List of Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse Against Minors

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has released the names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors as it pertains to the Charter for the Protection of Children…

Archbishop Lori Praises West Virginians for Ending Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—The people of West Virginia have shown their devotion to the culture of life by voting to end taxpayer funding of abortion in the state, said Baltimore…

Diocese of Steubenville Releases Names of Priests, One Seminarian Accused of Abuse

STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—The Diocese of Steubenville has voluntarily released Oct. 31, the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Breaks $2 Million Goal

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The annual Catholic Sharing Appeal broke its $2 million goal, raising more than $2.3 million this year for Catholic education, Catholic Charities West Virginia and other…

Creating Connections for Healing in Response to Substance Abuse

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The first in a series to promote healing and reducing stigma with substance abuse was held at St. Leo Parish in Inwood Oct. 6. “Faith, Hope,…

Pray for Deceased Loved Ones in November, Cemeteries Director Says

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…