Our book Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout featured Patrick McCaskey's story of Father Joe Freedy--how the young man moved from college quarterback to the Priesthood. We liked the story so much that when we were putting the book together, we used a photo of Father Freedy for our cover. We found that a professional photographer, Mark Bolger, had taken a great photo of Father Freedy for a publication of the University of Buffalo and we received permission from the photographer to use it. We recently came across a story on Father Freedy published in the Pittsburgh Trib Live site that was written by Rex Rutkoski, a staff writer for Trib Total Media. It offers another excellent look at the young Priest with several great comments from those who know him best. For the story go here.
One thing that makes Father Freedy pretty special is that he likes to tell people he is a regular guy and I think you have to believe that he is being honest. Never-the-less, there are many people who will tell you that he is doing great things.
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