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 Passion and Death of Jesus Christ

John 18:1-19:42


Those who arrested Jesus were in awe.

We should do God’s will the way Jesus did.

Isaac and Jesus were obedient.

Before the chief priests, Jesus was transparent.


Jesus Christ forgave Peter’s denials

Because Peter had a great repentance.

Jesus was grateful for John’s faithfulness.

Thank God for the Sacrament of Penance.


When Jesus was before Pilate, Christ did

Not say much.  He was like Gary Cooper.

Jesus Christ was whipped and then crowned with thorns.

Then Pilate handed Christ over for death.


Jesus carried His cross to Calvary.

His side was pierced and His cup was finished.

Patrick McCaskey

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