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McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

A Shepherd and His Flock

This story might have been the inspiration for Bing Crosby's 1944 mega-hit, Going My Way. In the movie, and in real life, a relentlessly positive and cheerful priest is assigned to a run-down parish in Brooklyn. Thanks to his efforts, the parish is transformed into a vibrant community.


If you've ever wondered what Shackleton's leadership principles would look like in real life, this story is for you. Father McGolrick applied Shackleton's timeless  leadership principles to running his parish:


  • He led by example.

  • He communicated effectively.

  • He kept up morale.

  • He maintained a positive attitude.

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