Talk about a potentially sticky predicament. Most Reverend David Zubik, bishop of Pittsburgh, is the former bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin. (If you hadn’t heard or just don’t care, there’s a minor clash happening between the two blue-collar cities’ beloved football teams later on today.)
While the majority of the country wants the favored Packers to win, Bishop Zubik, who incidentally was also born and raised in Pittsburgh, made it clear he has no divided loyalties in today’s Steelers-Packers Super Bowl. WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh got him on camera supporting the black and gold, not the green and gold.
Sorry, Packers fans.
The news anchor ends the segment by noting that Bishop Zubik “has been praying for a Steelers-Packers Super Bowl for quite a while.”
See? Prayer does work on sports.
(That noise you hear is Pirates fans burning up the chancery phone lines and filling the diocesan e-mail accounts to get Bishop Zubik to toss a little intercessory love their way!)