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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


The Healing of the Blind Bartimaeus

Mark 10:46-52


Bartimaeus was a blind beggar.  He

Was very determined and insistent.

When Christ called him, he threw off his mantle.

He showed his faith when he talked with Jesus.


Jesus asked Bartimaeus, “What do you

Want me to do for you?”  Bartimaeus

Replied, “My teacher, let me see again.”

Bartimaeus became a disciple.


Commentaries in the Navarre Bible

And Word on Fire Bible are instructive.

Saint Josemaria Escriva and

Bishop Bob Barron are Hall of Famers.


I used to have to watch television

With binoculars.  My sight is restored.


Patrick McCaskey


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