USING HIS CATHOLIC COMPASS
For William A. Shaw being a Catholic has provided a structure for his entire life.
“I began my professional life as a lawyer and the moral grounding provided by my faith was all important as a criminal prosecutor and later in the general practice of law. After I left the practice of law to become a real estate developer and real estate investor, my faith sustained me
during good and bad times.”
The Catholic Church has also played a crucial role in his family life.
“The sharing of the Catholic faith as a family has guided our marriage and guided the raising of our two daughters. It has provided our daughters with the proper philosophy with which to lead a good life and has given them a moral foundation for their development as good children, good citizens, good students and good friends to their peers.”
Looking back on his life, Shaw believes that “God has blessed me in so many ways, I was raised in a devoted Catholic family and I have been blessed with a wonderful Catholic wife and children and have been allowed by God to pass this wonderful Catholic faith on to our daughters. I pray that they will retain their faith throughout their lives and pass on the Catholic faith to those who follow.”
As a Catholic to Watch in 2012, Bill looks forward to his continued participation in many Catholic organizations that allow him to give back for all his many blessings. He looks forward to his oldest daughter, Catherine, going off to college and his youngest daughter, Genevieve, competing
her high school years. Bill also prays for the continued success of his business, Roxbury Properties.