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Conference Series on Substance Abuse and Healing to Resume in Wheeling

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The conference series on substance abuse and healing in West Virginia will resume March 9 at the St. Joseph Retreat Center in Wheeling. “Faith, Hope, Love—Creating…

Former Bishop’s Name Removed from Wheeling Central’s Gym

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING—Former Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael J. Bransfield’s name has been removed from the gymnasium at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, a decision made by the…

Catholic Sharing Appeal Reaches Record of More Than $3.3 Million

By Colleen Rowan WEST VIRGINIA—The 2018 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) culminated with a record of more than $3.3 million raised by 5,287 donors at parishes of the diocese. The overwhelming…

‘Prayer Initiative’ for New Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Held at Sunday Masses

By Colleen Rowan The diocesan-wide “prayer initiative” for the appointment of a new bishop for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston was held Feb. 2-3. With the title “Praying in Hope,” the initiative…

Catholic Charities to Launch Relatives as Parents Program

WHEELING—Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) is expanding its case management services in Wheeling to offer a new Relatives as Parents (RAP) program. The program launches in February. “Our goal is…

Holy Spirit Conference will Encourage Living Life ‘under the Influence of Jesus’

By Colleen Rowan PIPESTEM—Each year, Catholics from all over descend on Pipestem State Park near Bluefield with the intent of growing in their faith at the annual Holy Spirit Conference….

Prayer Breakfast to Feature Woman’s Story of Falling Away, Returning to the Faith

MORGANTOWN—West Virginia’s Morgantown Magnificat chapter invites women from around the state to its next prayer breakfast, featuring Magnificat Music Team Leader Carla Comer. Comer will share her story as a…

Excellence in W.Va. Catholic Education to be Celebrated at Bishop’s Dinner

MORGANTOWN—Students, teachers, benefactors and leaders in Catholic education from across West Virginia will convene for the 25th annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools April 7 at the Morgantown Event Center…

Cathedral to Host World Day of the Sick Mass Feb. 11

WHEELING—Pope St. John Paul II in 1992 declared February 11 as World Day of the Sick, to coincide with the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Pope Francis calls the…

Retreat Weekend Will Help Men Learn about and Consider Priesthood

By Colleen Rowan Do you want a life of heroic sacrifice? Is God calling you to be a priest of Jesus Christ? The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Vocations Office is inviting men…