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Day of Prayer to be Held in Wheeling Sept. 9

  By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—In remembrance of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ call for a Day of Prayer for…

Diocesan Youth Celebrate World Youth Day in Poland

Courtesy Photo Father R. Eric Hall, IV, joins youth at a rally at the Tauron Arena in Krakow. By Tim Bishop Nearly 30 youth from around the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston…

Need Still Great in Rainelle

By Tim Bishop RAINELLE—Bishop Michael J. Bransfield toured the flood-ravaged town of Rainelle July 25, to see first-hand the damage caused by the severe June 23 floods. Father Arthur Bufogle,…

North Carolina Youth Make Flood Recovery in Clendenin Their Summer Mission Project

By Martina Hart WEST VIRGINIA—When the youth group of St. Peter Parish in Greenville, N.C., planned their summer mission trip this year, they did not know they would be helping…

More than $141,240 Collected for Flood Relief by Neighboring Dioceses

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—More than $141,240 has been collected for flood relief in West Virginia through special collections held by neighboring dioceses. The special collections were held in July…

More than $600,000 Raised for Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Long-Term Flood Recovery

From Catholic Charities West Virginia The June 23 flooding in West Virginia is being called a 1,000 year flood.  Recovery from the devastation is expected to take more than five…

Diocese and WJU Announce Partnership

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—A new partnership between the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit University will continue the shared vision of the two institutions that began more than 60 years…

Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.” The pope expressed his “deep sorrow” and “spiritual…

Welty Home Earns 13th Consecutive Perfect Rating

WHEELING—Welty Home in Wheeling has earned a perfect rating from the West Virginia Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification Office (OHFLAC) for the 13th consecutive year. Few organizations achieve…