Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. 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 the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


The Death of Jesus Christ Led to the Church

John 11:45-57

Some believed in Jesus.  Others did not.

The death of Christ fulfilled the prophecies.

He gathered the believers together.

The Church was united throughout the world.


The will of God is fulfilled in the Church.

He created human nature as one.

He sent His beloved Son, His appointed

heir, to be preacher, teacher, and Savior.


The Church is universal, one body.

It transcends borders.  We’re all God’s children.

Christ went with His disciples to Ephraim.

It might have been close to Jerusalem.


The Passover reference set the scene.

Christ is the definitive Passover.

Patrick McCaskey

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