The Hall helps to preserve the story of the Irish in America by honoring their contributions to society in the categories of Arts & Humanities, Business and Industry, Public Service, Sports, Religion, Education, and Science.
Father Scott entered the Hall in the Religion category for his 37-year ministry as a Catholic priest, the majority of which he has spent providing healing and hope for kids at Mercy Home.
The Hall of Fame honor, bestowed on both living and deceased figures in the Irish diaspora, includes some of the most significant figures in American history, arts, politics, and entertainment. The astonishing list of luminaries features Presidents John Fr. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Senators Robert F. Kennedy and John McCain, Chicago Mayors Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley, and actors Bill Murray and Spencer Tracy, just to name a few.