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Walt Schaefer

Walt Schaefer

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

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

As Paul Stanbery was composing “I Maximilian…”a piece in honor of the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe, he felt an eerie sensation that he was being led to the various elements he used in the tribute. The composition made its debut Oct. 29 on the anniversary

Dina Beach (Courtesy Photo)
In October, 37 members of the Latino community were recognized at St. Julie Billiart Parish in Hamilton for completing a program called Echoes of Faith. The program is a new initiative launched in large part by Dina Beach, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Office of Evangelization and Discipleship, who is

Students fret as the end of a term means exam week. “I would never encourage a student don’t worry about studying and you’ll be fine. That’s kind of a ‘God will have mercy on you (attitude). But, use of the powers and gifts God has given you is important. I

Composer Paul Stanbery (Courtesy Photo)
As Paul Stanbery was composing a piece to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe, he felt an eerie sensation that he was being led to the various elements he used in the tribute. The composition will make its debut Oct. 29 on the anniversary of