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Hymns Raise Hope and Funding for CCWVa Southern Region

By Babette Pascasio Christians from different denominations shared their faith and unity to help Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) Southern Region through the  “Hymns for Hope” concert at the Chuck…

Seminar on ‘Images of Jesus’ to be Offered in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN—The Office of Formation and Mission for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, through its partnership with the University of Dayton, is offering a five-week seminar on “Images of Jesus.” The seminar…

Inter-Faith Day of Hope, Prayer Service and Seminar on Addiction to be Held in South Charleston

By Colleen Rowan SOUTH CHARLESTON — Pathways to Recovery Inter-Faith Day of Hope, a prayer service and seminar on addiction, will be hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish in South Charleston…

Fairmont Deacon to Lead Mission Trip to Puerto Rico

FAIRMONT—The ecumenical mission team which was formed in association with the greater Fairmont Council of Churches and led by Rev. Mr. David Lester of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in…

Bishop Brennan Meets Vatican Official to Discuss Bishop Bransfield’s AmendsBy Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Tasked with finding ways his predecessor should make amends for abuses, including gross financial misconduct, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston was able to meet with a top Vatican official to discuss those plans. “I was able to at least get a good meeting with the cardinal prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Marc Ouellet,” he told Catholic News Service Dec. 3. “It was a good discussion,” he said. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who had been appointed by the Vatican to investigate the situation in the diocese before Bishop Brennan was appointed, also was part of the discussion, “so I think we had some good conversation about that matter.” Bishop Brennan was one of nearly 40 bishops in Rome for a regularly scheduled series of meetings with the pope and Vatican offices as part of the U.S. bishops’ “ad limina” visits Dec. 2-6. The bishops were from U.S. Regions IV and V — District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia, Archdiocese for the Military Services, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Bishop Brennan said he had been “anxious to be able to present my conclusions” about how his predecessor, retired Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, could make amends for the harm done to the diocese and its people. Bishop Bransfield, 76, left his position in September 2018 under a cloud of

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Tasked with finding ways his predecessor should make amends for abuses, including gross financial misconduct, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston…

Wheeling Knights of Columbus Councils Begin Initiative to Feed the Hungry

By Colleen Rowan/The Catholic Spirit WHEELING—A collaborative effort among three Wheeling-area Knights of Columbus councils and a national outreach organization will help feed the hungry abroad and in the local…

Appeal Helps Religious Communities Care for Aging Members

WEST VIRGINIA—The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 7-8 in the Diocese of Wheeling- Charleston. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office…

St. Francis de Sales Central, Morgantown, Wins Best in State in Reading Challenge

MORGANTOWN — St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School in Morgantown captured the title of Best in State in the 2019 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. The school also placed 15th…

Mid-Atlantic Congress Conference (MAC)

Inviting all Diocesan, School, and Parish Leaders. Registration fee is covered by the Diocese! Information about the MAC Conference can be found at www. midatlanticcongress.org. Six Boot Camps, 4 Mega-Workshops,…

Appeal Helps Religious Communities Care for Aging Members

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 7-8 in the Diocese of Wheeling- Charleston. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO),…