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LARCUM Conference to be Held in Charleston

CHARLESTON—The foruth annual LARCUM Conference (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist) will be held Sept. 11-13 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. This year’s conference will focus on…

Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

CNS Photo/Twitter/@caroleenarn via Reuters: Floodwaters surround Houston Aug. 27, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. A Letter from Bishop Bransfield My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have asked…

Phase I of Diocese’s Joining Our Neighbors Plan begins

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has announced the implementation of the pastoral planning process entitled Joining our Neighbors, which includes changes in all of the vicariates. The…

Knights of Columbus Councils Accompany the Silver Rose of Guadalupe through West Virginia

Lynne Snyder Photo The Knights of Columbus Council No. 603 is pictured at Holy Rosary Church in Buckhannon with the Silver Rose of Guadalupe. From left are Frank Koenig, John…

Morgantown Magnificat Prayer Breakfast to Feature Sister Therese Marie Iglesias

MORGANTOWN—Religious life is not a fairy tale…being Christian isn’t either,” says Sister Therese Marie Iglesias, the featured speaker at the next Morgantown Magnificat inspirational prayer breakfast. “My vocation points to…

A Report from Catholic Charities W.Va. on Flood Recovery

By Catholic Charities West Virginia Over the past year, West Virginians have come together to rebuild in the aftermath of the deadly, historic flooding of June 2016. From day one,…

Bishop Bransfield Shares Concern for West Virginia’s Most Vulnerable

The following is a statement from Bishop Michael J. Bransfield regarding the ongoing negotiations and proposed changes to the federal health care system. At the recent meeting of the U.S. Conference…

Bishop Bransfield Calls on Legislators to Care for the Well-being of All Citizens

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, People of good will accept the proposition that a state budget is a moral document. Choices made in composing a budget reveal the true…

Beckley Catholic Community Says Good-bye to Sister Janice Rospert

By Colleen Rowan BECKLEY—The Catholic community in Beckley is preparing to say a reluctant good-bye to Sister Janice Rospert, OSF, who has served as director of religious education at St….