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Walt Schaefer

Walt Schaefer

Walt Schaefer is a contributing freelance writer for The Catholic Telegraph.

Scholarship named for Precious Blood Sister will train staff for Dayton senior facility This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Walt Schaefer Precious Blood Sister Alice (Rose Miriam) Schoettelkotte was more than thrilled when told scholarships will be awarded in her name. She said she was:

Priest who built campus ministry moves to parish life; who’s next for WSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition By Walt Schaefer Father Ed Burns, who has served as Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Wright State University for the past dozen years, hopped in his car

St. Anthony Shrine Holy Thursday Morning (Greg Hartman CT/Photo)
On June 13, the annual nine-week novena at the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua on Colerain Avenue will close with a standing-room-only chapel of pilgrims there to celebrate the saint’s feast day. “On the actual feast day, things get crazy,” said Toni Cashnelli, spokeswoman for shrine and Franciscan

Part four of a series on a pressing issue for our region, and on the Catholic response to it. By Walt Schaefer One weekday evening a week, at about 9 p.m. when the strip clubs In Harrison Township north of Dayton get busy, representatives of Oasis House drop in. The

As St. Mary Parish in Piqua celebrates 175 years serving the Miami County community, younger parishioners are optimistic about a bright future. “More young families are moving back. A lot more are coming back to town,” said Melissa Galbreath, who with her husband, Patrick, returned from Louisville to their hometown

Part three of a series on a pressing issue for our region, and on the Catholic response to it. The interstate highway system provides vital arteries for commerce. It is the circulatory system of America. Pulsing along these multilane ribbons are trucks and vans and automobiles—all serving the travel needs

Conference co-founder reflects on men’s fellowship By Walt Schaefer After a six-year hiatus, the Cincinnati Men’s Conference has been reborn and co-founder Declan O’Sullivan couldn’t be happier. “The first men’s conference was in 1995,” O’Sullivan said, and grew rapidly to attendance of nearly 10,000. “Then in 2011, it was placed

The new face of slavery in Ohio Part 2 Part two of a series on a pressing issue for our region, and on the Catholic response to it. By Walt Schaefer They pour across our southern borders from Mexico and Central and South America. They come from India and Pakistan

While the Cincinnati Police investigation continues into the Evanston deadly schooling death of 17-year-old Gregory Thompson Jr., Purcell Marian High School continues to mourn his loss. Thompson, son of Dionne Partee, principal at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, West End, was shot and killed at his grandmother’s Wabash Avenue home Friday

Part 1 of a 4 part series The interstate highway system provides vital arteries for commerce. It is the circulatory system of America. Pulsing along these multilane ribbons are trucks and vans and automobiles — all serving the travel needs of countless businesses and their customers — moving goods from