Diocese of Wheeling (W. Va.)

Bishop Bransfield offers ‘apology’, repays $400k to W Virginia diocese

CNA Staff, August 20, 2020- Bishop Michael Bransfield has repaid more than $400,000 to his former diocese and issued a narrowly-worded apology to the faithful. The apology comes nearly two years after Pope Francis accepted his resignation amid accusations of personal and financial... read more

West Virginia Diocese Still Awaiting Guidance From Vatican on Bransfield’s Amends

By Mike Jones, The Intelligencer, July 29, 2020 More than eight months after the amends for disgraced bishop Michael Bransfield, pictured in this file photo, were announced, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston officials still have heard nothing from The Vatican about how to proceed. WHEELING —... read more

Explosive report: Bishop sexually harassed priests, seminarians, spent millions of Church dollars

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, June 7, 2019 According to an article that appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, 75, gave cash gifts totaling $350,000 to fellow priests, including important prelates and young priests upon whom he allegedly foisted... read more