- Jul 12, 2020
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Catholic schools are closed and public celebration of Mass in the diocese is suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Expanding the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Safe Environment Program, Bishop Mark E. Brennan is requiring additional protocols to increase safety and reduce risk of sexual abuse in Catholic schools and parishes.
The net assets of West Virginia’s Catholic Diocese dropped by $4.8 million during a fiscal year that coincided with the resignation of its bishop amid allegations of sexual and financial misconduct, an audit shows.
The clergy sexual abuse crisis continued to command a large amount of attention and action from the U.S. bishops throughout 2019.
The disgraced former bishop of West Virginia is being requested to pay back nearly $800,000 to the diocese he ran for 13 years.