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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…

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to Release Names of All Priests That Have Been Credibly Accused of Abuse of Children of Which it is Aware Since 1950

WHEELING, W.VA.—Archbishop William E. Lori, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, announced today that the Diocese will release the names of all priests, deacons and religious credibly accused of…

Catholic Conference of W.Va. on Amendment 1

From the Catholic Conference of West Virginia During this Respect Life Month, we keep in mind the needs of mothers and children, especially those living in poverty. An important source…

Novena for Vocations and More Planned for Vocations Awareness Week

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—“St. Irenaeus reminds us that the glory of God is the person fully alive,” said Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., director of Vocations and Seminarians for…

Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration for the Priesthood and Religious Life

WHEELING—On Nov. 4, from 4-5 p.m., a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration for the Priesthood and Religious Life in Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will be offered at St. Vincent de Paul Parish…

Congregation of St. Joseph Sisters to Hold 30th and Final Spaghetti Dinner & Craft Sale

WHEELING—Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph invite you to their 30th and Final Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Sale from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Mount St. Joseph,…

Lay-Led Investigation Begins

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—The investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, is being led by a five-member…