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Ecumenical Conference to Focus on Opioid Crisis in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (DWC), Catholic Charities WV (CCWVa) and the West Virginia Council of Churches (WVCC) are working together to combat the opioid crisis in West…

Morgantown Priest Joins in Ecumenical Discussion on Care for the Environment

By Colleen Rowan MORGANTOWN—Father Walter Jagela, pastor of St. John University Parish in Morgantown, took part in an ecumenical discussion concerning care for the environment. Joining him in the April…

Mountain State’s Catholic Faithful Generously Respond to Call for Care of Religious

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston have once again generously given to the annual Retirement Fund for Religious, rasing more than $82,877 in the collection…

Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon to Hold Volunteer Program Management Seminar

BUCKHANNON — The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon will hold a Volunteer Program Management seminar May 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. at West Virginia Wesleyan College Performing Arts Center, Greek Alumni Roomn,…

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…