The Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston encourages reporting to civil authorities first and foremost if a crime has been committed. We also encourage utilizing to report. If you have reason to believe that a bishop has engaged in sexual misconduct or has interfered with an investigation into sexual misconduct, please contact civil authorities in the applicable jurisdiction and visit

Our Commitment

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is an organization committed to addressing instances of abuse against all persons and also upholding our strong values of responsibility and integrity. Our policy statements, including but not limited to, the Policy Relating to the Sexual Abuse of Children, Diocesan Temporalities, contain general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics. We are also concerned about the overall proper conduct of our priests, deacons, men and women religious and lay employees.

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its network of parishes, schools, charitable agencies, cemeteries and related organizations are committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our policy documents as well as asking for guidance related to policies and procedure and providing positive suggestions and stories.

The information you provide will be sent to the Diocese by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard. This is a resource designed for your use.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.