Maryland county withdraws restriction that would have curtailed Eucharist

Regulations for the reopening of religious institutions developed by a Maryland county that seemed to disallow the distribution of holy Communion were withdrawn after church leaders voiced opposition.

Poverty, opioid crisis, need for healing among issues awaiting bishop

Bishop Mark Brennan, named by Pope Francis July 23 as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, acknowledged that he will face difficulties in his new post.

Audit firm, other financial controls announced for West Virginia diocese

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, has selected a new external auditor as part of the progress that has been made since Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield as head of the diocese in September 2018.

Archbishop Lori issues letter on Bishop Bransfield investigation

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore released additional details June 5 about the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties against Bishop Michael Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.