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Here’s to the Unconventional Fathers

For generations, our society has reinforced what it meant to “be a man.” We valued the strong, silent type. Rub some dirt on it. Boys don’t cry. On this Father’s Day, I want to tell you what we see at Good Shepherd. I call them unconventional fathers. They’re men who […]

May 9, 2021

Mysterious, Magnificent Mom Love

What I’ve learned from being a Catholic daughter and an adoptive parent The first time I remember understanding the uniqueness of my mother’s love was the day she came home from a parent teacher conference. I was in second grade and my teacher said she was concerned about one area […]

April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday – A Message from Kathy Fowler

Does anyone else see tulips and immediately think, “It’s Easter time!”? Those lovely pops of color in the garden transport me back to childhood happiness, when I would get a pretty dress for church (sometimes with matching bonnet and gloves), dye eggs with my entire family (and try to come […]

The Profession of Social Work

What image do you conjure when you hear someone is a social worker? Do you envision a soft person with bottomless patience and a strong ethical core? Someone who works long hours showing tenderness and concern? You’d be right if you thought all those things; social workers are part of […]