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Smells like sheep

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This I ask you: be shepherds, with the smell of the sheep, make it real, as shepherds among your flock...
—Pope Francis, Chrism Mass, 2013

Father Paul Keller, C.M.F. is a Catholic priest and a Claretian Missionary. As a priest, he has had a variety of ministry experiences, including working in parishes with immigrant and native populations, in adult and juvenile jails, and in formation and education with adolescents, young adults, and seminarians. Father Paul received a master of divinity degree and a master of arts in marriage and family therapy. He is currently a doctoral student in theology and the philosophy of religion. Father Paul Keller’s online column, Smells like sheep, focuses on the places where pastoral ministry, public policy, theology, and ethics converge. You can like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @keller_cmf.

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