Greetings in Christ
The Catholic Conference of West Virginia was established to give witness to spiritual values in public affairs and to influence those making decisions regarding social policies to make such decisions in congruence with Catholic social teachings.
We trust that this website will prove of use to you in both learning about and acting upon social teachings of the Church. The application of these teachings in this diocese is very much affected by the fact that West Virginia is the only state located entirely in Appalachia. Together we can strive to realize the vision of the Appalachian Bishops in "This Land is Home to Me" (1975) of a
Life free and simple,
with time for one another,
and for people's needs,
based on the dignity of the human person,
at one with nature's beauty.
- Letter to the WV Dept of Environmental Protection
Click here to read the Council of Churches' letter to the WV Dept of Environmental Protection urging that public receive assurances that it's health will not be compromised by proposed Raleigh County surface mine.
- The WV Council of Churches' Statement on Mountaintop Removal (draws on Laudato Si)
Click here to read.