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Irish-American Hall of Fame to Honor Fr. Scott
The Hall’s purpose is 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.
The honor is bestowed on living and deceased figures in Irish America. Other members of this year’s class include Dorothy Day, Sen. John McCain, Pat Roche, James J. O’Connor, Jack O’Callahan, Mother Mary Gerald Barry, O.P., Kathleen “Kay” McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, and Fiona McEntee. As an inductee in the category of Religion, Fr. Scott joins such past honorees as Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM, Fr. Edward J. Flanagan, Monsignor Ignatius McDermott, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Fr. Jack Wall, Fr. Andrew Greely, Fr. Mychal Judge, OSM, and Blessed Solanus Casey.
Past honorees in other categories include some of the biggest names in American history that can that trace ancestry back to the Emerald Isle, including Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neil, and Chicago Mayors Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley. Others include an astonishing who’s who of writers, scientists, authors, athletes and entertainers, including Bill Murray, Martin Sheen, Bing Crosby, Bob Newhart, Spencer Tracy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eugene O’Neill, and Frank McCourt, Nolan Ryan, Jack Dempsey, Charles Comiskey, Cyrus Hall McCormick, Anne Sullivan, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and so many more.
Visit the organization’s website for more information and a complete list of past honorees.