Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Censures the Scribes; the Widow’s Mite


Mark 12:38-44


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “Jesus denounces any

Disordered desire for human honours.”


When Bishop Sheen accepted an award,

He thanked his writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.

We also have Bishop Barron, Archbishop

Chaput, Anthony Esolen, Scott Hahn.


From the “Workbook for Lectors,” we know that

The widow has the “right intention and

Generous spirit.  As she gives the lit-

tle which is her all, she becomes the mod-

el of one who entrusts herself to God.”


A mite is a small coin formerly current.

We can give even when it is not Lent.


Patrick McCaskey


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