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The Quintessential Good Samaritan

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Biography
Unabridged   6 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/18/2022

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The Quintessential Good Samaritan

The Authorized Biography of John Joseph Kelly, Champion of Social Justice

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696607612

Summary

The authorized biography of John Joseph Kelly—the quintessential Good Samaritan—who changed the lives of thousands of people in need, first as a devoted Catholic priest; then as a champion of the poor and a father figure to troubled minority youth; and finally, as a one-on-one mentor offering hope and guidance to hardcore San Quentin inmates.

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John Joseph Kelly—the quintessential Good Samaritan—changed the lives of thousands of people in need, first as a devoted Catholic priest; then as a champion of the poor and a father figure to troubled minority youth; and finally, as a one-on-one mentor offering hope and guidance to hardcore San Quentin inmates.

Kelly was a spiritual superstar and a role model for anyone who truly desired to make a difference in their own community. When he died in 2019 at age ninety, thousands who knew him recalled the credo that marked his life: "We need to take what God has given us, discover it, and use it for justice and good."

Father Kelly did exactly this when he traded his Catholic collar for a work shirt in 1979. He dropped his cassock in dramatic fashion after his final mass to pursue "justice and good" for the next forty years. Kelly showed the courage of his convictions when he struggled with Church bureaucracy, hypocrisy, internal politics, silk vestments, and processions, ultimately deciding he could help more people by being less faithful to Catholic dogma, and do more as a lay person devoted to the teachings of Jesus, Muhammad, and Krishna. Kelly then dedicated his life to inspiring others to become instrumental in helping thousands of people—many of them homeless—who were hungry and needed food, shelter, and adequate clothing.

Author Bio

Longtime John Kelly friend and supporter, Thomas Huening served as a county supervisor and as San Mateo County controller. He is a CPA, lawyer, and former Navy and commercial airline pilot. To learn more, visit spiritualchoices.com.