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A Letter from Archbishop Lori

Dear Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Diocese, As the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, it has been a great joy to walk with you these past…

State Attorney General Files Suit against Diocese, Bishop Bransfield

WHEELING—Pointing to its “rigorous Safe Environment Program, the foundation of which is a zero tolerance policy for any cleric, employee or volunteer credibly accused of abuse,” the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Former Seminarian Alleges Sexual Assault by Former Bishop Bransfield

WHEELING—A former altar server, seminarian and secretary to Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has filed a civil lawsuit alleging that the former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston sexually assaulted him. The alleged assault…

Diocese’s CFO Retiring, Youth Director Leaving

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Chief Financial Officer William Fisher has announced his retirement. Just over a week before, the diocese’s director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus…

Wheeling Hospital Sues Ex-Employee for Allegations Surrounding Financial Practices

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital announced March 18 it has filed a federal lawsuit against Louis Longo, the hospital’s former executive vice president, for breach of fiduciary duty and abuse of…

Kingwood Event to Benefit West Virginia Knight’s Feed the Hungry Initiative

KINGWOOD—West Virginia Knights of Columbus Preston County Council No. 9578 will hold “Feeding the Poor is Food for Your Soul” elimination dinner—part of phase 3 of the West Virginia Knights…

Wheeling-Area Faithful Invited to Lenten Mission with John Angotti

WHEELING—St. Michael Parish in Wheeling will have a Lenten Mission with John Angotti April 7 and 8. Area faithful are invited to this evening of music and reflection, free of…

Ministerial Restrictions Imposed on Bishop Bransfield after Preliminary Investigation

Findings Now go to the Holy See for Final Judgement WHEELING—On September 13, 2018, the Holy See announced the retirement of Michael J. Bransfield as Bishop of the Diocese of…

Lenten Vespers at the Cathedral

WHEELING—Each Sunday evening during Lent, the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling will celebrate Solemn Vespers at 6 p.m. Vespers, also known as Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy…

Lenten Regulations

1) Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by everyone 18 years and older, who has not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day,…