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Walt Schaefer

Walt Schaefer

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

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio CEO takes hands on approach to ministry For two decades, Ted Bergh worked in a business charged with being the community watchdog, reporting the good and bad of a changing society. Today, the former chief financial officer of the Gannett-owned Cincinnati Enquirer, finds himself serving

One of six statues blessed by Pope Francis in recognition of the centennial of miracles at Fatima, Portugal, will be displayed at the annual Fatima celebration at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein in Mercer County Aug. 11. The six statutes will be touring six countries this year and the

How brotherhood among alumni helps Moeller’s future students succeed Mary Fischer, director of alumni engagement at Moeller High School, calls them a band of brothers. Moeller Advancement Director Mike Volan, considers them the Moeller family. Alumni of Moeller are connected forever, they say. And at Moeller, as they are to

A century ago in the village of Fatima, Portugal, three children were divinely chosen to experience a miracle. That miracle at Fatima was celebrated locally by a large crowd on its May 13 anniversary at the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood. The local remembrance, highlighted by Mass, three guest speakers,

By Walt Schaefer As Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Pleasant Ridge celebrates a century of proclaiming the faith, lifetime parishioners celebrate a place where their Catholic roots were planted. The parish at the corners of Ridge Avenue and Woodford Road marked its 100th year with a centennial Mass in

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Most of us want to leave a legacy — a memorial of sorts, large or small, recognizing our lives on Earth and contributions we made. Mike Ibold Wilger’s legacy is grand. A piece of his life’s mission to the less fortunate brings smiles and laughter, dancing and singing, joy and

Tony Maas, president and CEO of JTM Food Group, asked Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr to bless the groundbreaking for the Harrison Company's $26.1 million expansion. (Courtesy Photo)
“The greatest gift we’ve got in life is being Catholic.” Tony Maas begins every day with an hour of reflecting on Scripture readings, journaling and asking our Lord to direct his steps. Maas is president and chief executive officer of JTM Food Group in Harrison. The company earned $165 million

Tom Raabe has been passing the collection basket for 40 years at St. Rose Church in the East End. There have been several times when “a young couple will come in and they’ll say this is the place. This is the church we have to get married in. That’s happened

Officer Matthew Siry has issued an APB to all police nationwide. This All Points Bulletin alerts every member of the Thin Blue Line of an opportunity to order a free rosary and pray it. “I’m a park ranger for Great Parks of Hamilton County where I have served for 12

As Holy Family Parish in Frenchtown celebrates 170 years of its founding and 100 years in the same church, research confirmed it is the oldest church in continuous operation in Darke County. “The church was named Holy Family — Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, his mother, and Saint Joseph, his