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Walt Schaefer

Walt Schaefer

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

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

Every five years, Congress reauthorizes a largely unnoticed piece of legislation dubbed the Farm Bill. But this important law sets federal budget levels for nutrition programs ranging from SNAP – commonly called Food Stamps – and food pantries, many of them operated by parishes. Additionally, this wide-ranging bill sets agricultural

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and the concelebrating priests prepare the Holy Eucharist during the 150th Anniversary Mass at St. Joseph Church in Hamilton Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
The spire of St. Joseph Church is a landmark in south Hamilton, where it has pointed heavenward for 150 years. When Fran Meehan attended the parish elementary school some 80 years ago, “every other house around here was a St. Joseph house,” she said. “We were a very large parish

A parishioner kneels in prayer during the Feast of St. Bernard Mass and the closing of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Year at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Cincinnati Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
Growing parish celebrates in stone church built by parishioners Some 150 years ago, when St. Bernard Parish at Harrison Pike and Springdale Road was founded, the new parishioners looked across the pike to Taylor Creek where water cascaded over a stone creek bed. It took a lot of sweat and

  Our print edition said that the new site for the annual Dayton rally is Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton. The site is Immaculate Conception CHURCH in Dayton. We apologize for the error. On October 8, a ring of roses will circle a statue of the Virgin

New young adult group shines spotlight on Catholic Social Services There’s a new “shine” in the Gem City. Shine Dayton is a new group of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness among their peers of the good works offered and performed by Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley (CSSMV).

St. Mary of the Assumption church in Springboro includes many pieces from the old church in Franklin, including its German-made stained glass windows and its large Stations of the Cross. Much larger than the old church, its pews are already packed because the parish has nearly doubled in size. (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)
150 year birthday for parish, 1 year for new church The past and the future have converged at St. Mary of the Assumption, now celebrating 150 years of serving the faithful in Warren County. A year ago the parish moved into a new church in Springboro, after outgrowing its building

Purcell alumnus Roger Staubach heaves the “Hail Mary” pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson in 1975. (Courtesy Photo)
Purcell Alumni Roger Staubach originated “Hail Mary” pass In 1975, a devout Catholic athlete from Cincinnati and the Mother of Christ connected on the gridiron. Roger Staubach, star Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Cincinnati Purcell High School graduate, was 50 yards from pay-dirt with 24 seconds to play in a National