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Alex Nagem Appointed Interim CFO of the Diocese

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Archbishop William E. Lori, apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, appointed Alex Nagem as interim CFO (chief financial officer) for the diocese June 20. In this…

Blessed Sacrament Parish Wins National Stewardship Award

By Angie Iafrate SOUTH CHARLESTON—Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston was named one of five national Cool Congregations Challenge winners by Interfaith Power and Light, an organization which mobilizes faith communities…

Catholic Charities West Virginia to Hold 5th Annual Charity Golf Scramble

PARKERSBURG—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will hold its 5th Annual Drive for Hope Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 20 at the Worthington Golf Club in Parkersburg. Onsite registration will…

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Bluefield, Princeton Parishes

MERCER COUNTY—Sacred Heart parishes in Bluefield and Princeton began a nine-day Novena to the Sacred Heart June 20, and invite area Catholic faithful to attend. On weekdays Mass in Princeton…

Wheeling-Charleston Apostolic Administrator Archbishop William Lori Announces Personnel Changes

Wheeling, W.Va.—Acting in his capacity as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Archbishop William E. Lori today announced the following personnel changes involving officials of the Chancery. Monsignor Frederick…

Investigation Finds Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Financial Improprieties by Bishop Bransfield Credible

  By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Allegations of sexual harassment of adults by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield have been determined to be credible in the preliminary, lay-led investigation, which also found that…

Knights of Columbus Bring Ultrasound Machine to Women’s Center

By Colleen Rowan STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The  Aim Women’s Center, Ohio Valley Friends for Life, in Steubenville, Ohio, has a new ultrasound machine thanks to the efforts of Knights of Columbus Council #3734…

CCWVa’s World Refugee Celebration Highlights Immigration Services

CHARLESTON—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will host its first annual World Refugee Day celebration June 20 from 5-8 p.m. in Charleston. The event aims to raise awareness and resources for…

Deacon Wiley to be Ordained to the Priesthood June 1

Martina Hart Photo Rev. Mr. Joseph Wiley, left, is pictured during Mass at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston last summer. By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Rev….

Seminarians Going on Tour

By Colleen Rowan Diocesan seminarians are going on tour this summer. Sponsored by the Serra clubs of Wheeling, Charleston, and Clarksburg and the Vocations Office, the “Meet Your Future Priests”…