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.


Unbroken Succession Through the Spirit

John 16:12-15


Jesus Christ revealed the truth. The Holy

Spirit helped the Apostles understand.

The Apostles were lost until Pentecost.

The Paraclete provides love to the Church.


The three divine Persons are equal.

Remember Saint Patrick and the shamrock.

Father Hesburgh was in many meetings.

Before each he prayed, “Come Holy Spirit.”


When we ask for the Spirit, He is there.

He is even there when we do not ask.

Persecutions and trials don’t dishearten.

Let’s turn difficulties to good purpose.


Do you know three people who are a cross

Between the Trinity and the three stooges?


Patrick McCaskey


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