Reveal Bransfield Report

Clearly, those in charge of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Wheeling Hospital have concerns regarding former Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Otherwise, his name would not have been removed from the school gymnasium building and the hospital’s Continuous Care Center.

After Bransfield retired last fall, it was revealed church officials are investigating allegations that he sexually harassed adults. Details of the accusations have not been released.

It is expected the church’s investigation may be finalized this month.

The sooner results are released, the better. Catholics who for years looked to Bransfield for leadership have a right to know whether their faith in him as a spiritual leader was misplaced.

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