More than two weeks after a 145-year-old Catholic church was destroyed by fire, law enforcement officials announced that two suspects were arrested and charged with felonies for a blaze officials confirmed was arson.
Fingerprinting is now required of the bishop; all priests and deacons; all seminarians; all Catholic school principals, teachers, staff and certain volunteers; as well as chancery staff.
The Franciscan sister moved to Kermit, West Virginia, 10 years ago, just a few months after the now infamous FBI shutdown of a town pharmacy.
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, who is the apostolic administrator of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese, is "steadfastly affirming" the diocese's child protection standards in wake of a lawsuit filed by the State of West Virginia.
Wheeling Jesuit University announced March 27 that it will remain open under the board of trustees' existing declaration of financial exigency.
In his celebration of Mass, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said he will be with the Catholics of West Virginia on the journey to "healing and reconciliation."