About Steve 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. degree in economics. He received an M.S. degree in finance and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois.

He is currently a senior financial analyst 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 two 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 (Our Sunday Visitor Books, 1999). His most recent book is Catholic Controversies: Understanding Church Teachings and Events in History (Moorings Press, 2010).

Gabriel lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Peggy. They have eight adult children and 14 grandchildren (at this writing!).

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