Today is St. Patrick's Day which is a special day for the Irish and Irish Catholics in particular. When I think of St. Patrick my thoughts drift back to my Chicago background and my connection to Old St. Patrick's Church, the oldest public building in the City of Chicago and the church that hosted my grandfather's funeral, my wedding and my three boy's baptisms. If you want to know a part of my history as well as the history of Chicago Irish, it can be found in this video.
One of the stars of the video is Father John Cusick, the priest who married Kristin and myself, as well as baptized all the boys. Father John is a rock star of the Catholic Church who transformed Young Adult Ministry throughout the United States and a man I deeply, deeply respect.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!