A Tale out of School

Uncle Sam has given at least one imaginative school kid a gift.  A friend of mine who is a Catholic school principal (not Good Shepherd) told me that one fifth-grade student a few days ago offered the following excuse for being tardy: “The government shut down yesterday so they set the clocks wrong.”  Nice try, kid. Better than “my dog ate the the homework.”

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Author: tomwelbers

I have been a Catholic priest for nearly fifty years, most of that time serving in parish and college campus ministry. I also have professional degrees in theology and liturgy, as well as institutional management, and continue avidly to explore pastoral theology, Scripture, liturgy, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and spiritual direction. I have a passion for sharing insight into our Christian heritage through teaching, writing, and leading pilgrimages, especially to Early Christian World sites in Turkey. Now actively retired from parish ministry, I live at Nazareth House in Los Angeles.

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