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Human Connection Is What Makes the Difference

This week’s post is by Mike Whelan, Good Shepherd Development Director My son and daughter live in different parts of the country, but we stay close through phone calls and texts. We amused ourselves last week by creating a 2020 playlist: Donan picked “The Worst Day Since Yesterday” by Flogging […]

Father’s Day 2020: The Love of a Father

It begins with “the news.” One moment you’re a man going about his daily life, maybe catching up on some work or puttering in the yard, and the next minute you’ve been told you’ll soon welcome a child into your life. Good Shepherd has the frequent honor of sharing the […]

Good Shepherd’s Commitment to Racial Equity

  In its pastoral letter, Open Wide Our Hearts: An Enduring Call to Love (USCCB, 2018), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops insists that “racist acts are sinful because they violate justice. They reveal a failure to acknowledge the human dignity of the persons offended, to recognize them as […]

A Time of Discomfort

The time has come for us to all get more comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s uncomfortable for white people to hear how their actions/inactions contribute to racism, even without realizing it. It’s uncomfortable for many Black people to speak up and share their lived experiences in front of audiences with whom they’ve previously been cautious, particularly […]