Former Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston
Official Web Site: http://www.dwc.org/
Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 1300 Byron St., P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
What’s Been Reported
- Good friend of Theodore McCarrick.
- Rector at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (1986-2004), serving under McCarrick (2000-2005).
- McCarrick was a co-consecrator when Bransfield was made a bishop in 2005.
- President, the Papal Foundation, serving with McCarrick who co-founded the organization.
- Accused of sexual abusing a boy in a 2012 Philadelphia, PA trial.
- Pope Francis accepted Bransfield resignation on September 13, 2018
- Bishop Bransfield Disinvited From US Bishops’ Meeting
- Former W.Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield Under Investigation for Alleged Abuse of 9-Year-Old Girl on Church Trip
- Bishop Bransfield’s Life of Luxury
- Lawsuit Accusing Bishop Bransfield Of Drunken Sexual Assault Settled
- Too Many Questions Remain Unanswered in the Case of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield
- Bishop Brennan Named as Successor to Disgraced Bishop Bransfield
- Pope Won’t Defrock Bishop Accused of Sexual Harassment and Misusing Money
- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Calls Pope Francis’ Punishment of Bransfield ‘Only One Step’ in Effort for Transparency
- Vatican Imposes Restrictions on Disgraced Bishop Bransfield, But Fails to Laicize
- Warnings About Bishop Bransfield Went Unheeded as He Doled Out Cash to Catholic Leaders