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Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Two more US bishops emphasize the need for Eucharistic document

Jul 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops are drafting a Eucharistic document to catechize Catholics, not to score political points, two bishops emphasized this... Read more

Bishop Mark Brennan.

West Virginia bishop revives lay-led advisory council

Feb 8, 2021

The Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston is reviving a lay-led advisory council as part of reforms following the 2018 departure of disgraced... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield.

Bishop Michael Bransfield: I do not want to 'do battle' with successor

Sep 24, 2020

By Ed Condon

Retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield told CNA Thursday that he is retired, wants to stay retired, and does not... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield, Bishop Emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston. CNA file photo.

W Virginia's Catholic bishop says emeritus Bishop Bransfield not in contact

Aug 15, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Michael Bransfield, who headed West Virginia’s only Catholic diocese before retiring amid scandal, has not communicated with his successor... Read more

Bishop Mark Brennan.

New West Virginia bishop addresses scandals head-on at installation Mass

Aug 23, 2019

After nearly a year without a bishop, due to the scandal-ridden former Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in... Read more

Bishop Mark Brennan.

Brennan appointment hailed as 'new day' after Bransfield scandals in West Virginia

Jul 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Mark Brennan will be installed as the ninth Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston next month, as West Virginia’s sole diocese looks... 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