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Dr. Stephen Gabriel

Stephen Gabriel was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. The son of a merchant sea captain and a homemaker, he moved with his parents and five siblings to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and then to the Panama Canal Zone, where he attended high school. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a B.A. in economics. He received an M.S. in finance and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois.

He is a retired economist with the federal government. In 1986, he coauthored an award-winning book entitled "Financing the Agricultural Sector: Future Challenges and Policy Alternatives" (Westview Press).

Over the years, he has written for "New Covenant," a magazine of Catholic Spirituality, and "Our Sunday Visitor." Gabriel has written three books on fatherhood: "To Be a Father: 200 Promises That Will Transform You, Your Marriage, and Your Family" (Moorings Press, 2010) and "Speaking to the Heart: A Father's Guide to Growth in Virtue" (Moorings Press, 2011) and "The Indispensable Dad: A Guide to Cultivating Family Happiness, Virtue, and Success" (Scepter Publishers, 2020). He also edited a book on Catholic apologetics entitled "Catholic Controversies: Understanding Church Teachings and Events in History" (Moorings Press, 2010). He wrote a book for grandparents entitled "Hope for your Grandchildren: Talking to the Third Generation About What Matters" (Scepter Publishers, 2021). "Alone with Jesus: Praying with the Gospels" (Moorings Press, 2022) is intended to help the reader with his or her mental prayer. "Put Out into the Deep: Become the Apostle You are Called to Be" (Scepter Publishers, 2023) is his most recent book.

Gabriel lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Peggy. They have eight adult children and 37 grandchildren (at this writing!).