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The Court of Federal Appeals (Lewis F. Powell Courthouse) and the skyline of Richmond, Virginia, from the foot of the Virginia Capitol grounds, Richmond, Virginia.

Appeals court rules against West Virginia ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’

Apr 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

This is the latest development in a case in which a 13-year-old who identifies as a girl is alleging that... Read more

Discarded Communion hosts were found in the parking lot of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, after Easter Mass on March 31, 2024.

Communion wafers found discarded in parking lot of West Virginia church after Easter Mass

Apr 5, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Father Timothy Grassi of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church said he suspects the action was “a way for [someone] to... Read more

Sen. Joe Manchin.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist Catholic, won’t seek reelection

Nov 9, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to leave the U.S. Senate may hurt the Democrats’ chances of keeping it in 2024.  Read more

West Virginia state capitol, Charleston.

West Virginia passes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Mar 1, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The bill guarantees West Virginians’ freedom from any state interference that may “substantially burden a person’s right to exercise of... Read more

Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021.

Abortion ‘trigger laws’ in three states to take effect this week

Aug 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Trigger laws” banning most abortions with limited exceptions are set to take effect in three states — Texas, Idaho, and... Read more


College soccer player: ‘Transgender’ sports policies violate women’s rights

Sep 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A West Virginia college soccer player says that allowing only biological females to play women’s sports is a “women’s rights... Read more

West Virginia state capitol, Charleston.

West Virginia passes bipartisan 'Born Alive' law

Mar 4, 2020

Unlike similar bills to protect children born after at the federal level, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act received widespread bipartisan... Read more

Bishop Mark Brennan.

Pope Francis names Bp Mark Brennan to follow Bransfield at West Virginia diocese

Jul 23, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Tuesday named Bishop Mark Brennan the Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia following financial corruption and alleged sexual assault... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield.

New lawsuit claims Bishop Bransfield sexually abused seminarians

Mar 28, 2019

A new lawsuit against the former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, claims that the prelate sexually assaulted seminarians, a claim... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Lawsuit says West Virginia diocese knowingly hired sex abusers as teachers

Mar 19, 2019

The attorney general of West Virginia has filed a lawsuit charging that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop... Read more