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Diocese of

Wheeling–Charleston

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 62,755 km²

Population: 110,800 Catholics (6.0% of 1,844,128 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Baltimore

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lexington (←), Steubenville (↖), Youngstown (↑), Pittsburgh (↑), Greensburg (↗), Baltimore (↗), Arlington (→), Richmond (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 110 parishes, 3 missions, 150 priests (111 diocesan, 39 religious), 41 deacons, 152 lay religious (43 brothers, 109 sisters), 7 seminarians (2015)

Address: 1300 Byron St., P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

Phone: +1 (304) 233-0880

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches

All Churches (135)

Lexington (←), Steubenville (↖), Youngstown (↑), Pittsburgh (↑), Greensburg (↗), Baltimore (↗), Arlington (→), Richmond (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2018.09.13 – ...):Archbishop William Edward Lori (67)Archbishop William Edward Lori (67)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Wheeling–Charleston (Roman Rite)

Archbishop William Edward Lori (67)Archbishop William Edward Lori (67)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.09.13 – ...)

Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield (75)Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield (75)Permalink
(2004.12.09 – 2018.09.13)

Bishop emeritus of Wheeling–Charleston (USA)

Thy will be done

Born:1943.09.08 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1971.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:2005.02.22

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (2004.12.09 – 2018.09.13)

Bishop Bernard William SchmittPermalink
(1989.03.29 – 2004.12.09)

Born:1928.08.17 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1955.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:1988.08.01
Died:2011.08.16 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Walla Walla (1988.05.27 – 1989.03.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1988.05.27 – 1989.03.29)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1989.03.29 – 2004.12.09)

Bishop Francis Bible Schulte (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1985.06.04 – 1988.12.06)

Jesus Christ is Lord

Born:1926.12.23 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1952.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:1981.08.12
Died:2016.01.17 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Afufenia (1981.06.27 – 1985.06.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1981.06.27 – 1985.06.04)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1985.06.04 – 1988.12.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of New Orleans (USA) (1988.12.06 – 2002.01.03)

Twitter FeedBishop Joseph Howard HodgesPermalink
(1974.08.21 – 1985.01.27)

Caritas omnia vincit

Born:1911.10.08 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1952.10.15
Died:1985.01.27 († 73)

Auxiliary Bishop of Richmond (USA) (1952.08.08 – 1961.05.31)

Titular Bishop of Rusadus (1952.08.08 – 1962.11.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1961.05.31 – 1962.11.23)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1962.11.23 – 1974.08.21)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1974.08.21 – 1985.01.27)

Bishops of Wheeling (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedBishop Joseph Howard HodgesPermalink
(1962.11.23 – 1974.08.21)

(see above)

Archbishop John Joseph SwintPermalink
(1922.12.11 – 1962.11.23)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1879.12.15 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1904.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1922.05.11
Died:1962.11.23 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Sura (1922.02.22 – 1922.12.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1922.02.22 – 1922.12.11)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1922.12.11 – 1962.11.23)

Archbishop ad personam (1954.03.12 – 1962.11.23)

Bishop Patrick James DonahuePermalink
(1894.01.22 – 1922.10.04)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1849.04.15 (England)
Ordained Priest:1885.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1894.04.08
Died:1922.10.04 († 73)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1894.01.22 – 1922.10.04)

Bishop John Joseph Kain (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1875.02.12 – 1893.05.21)

Pro Deo et patria

Born:1841.05.31 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1866.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1875.05.23
Died:1903.10.13 († 62)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1875.02.12 – 1893.05.21)

Titular Archbishop of Oxyrynchus (1893.05.21 – 1895.05.21)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1893.05.21 – 1895.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1895.05.21 – 1903.10.13)

Bishop Richard Vincent WhelanPermalink
(1850.07.23 – 1874.07.07)

Born:1809.01.28 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1831.05.01
Consecrated Bishop:1841.03.21
Died:1874.07.07 († 65)

Bishop of Richmond (USA) (1840.12.19 – 1850.07.23)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1850.07.23 – 1874.07.07)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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