Michael J. Matt | Editor
Argentine actress and singer Martina Stoessel, who portrays Disney Channel's "Violetta", sits in the Paul VI Audience Hall to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 a few hours before the inter-religious soccer match for peace.
The soccer match, called by Pope Francis to promote dialogue and peace among different religions, took place at Rome's Olympic stadium later that day.
Bishop David Zubik is a good man, reportedly one of the better bishops in the country in fact. He has been an outspoken opponent of homosexual “marriage”; he has prayed the rosary in front of abortion clinics; he’s even gone on the record opposing Common Core.
Because he’s a good man we’re confident he must be concerned when members of the Catholic faithful become confused and scandalized by something his chancery office has done.
A bit of background: Last week we reported that Bishop Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh encouraged the Catholic faithful of Pittsburgh to join him in joining hands with Billy Graham's son, Franklin, for the recent 3-day praise and song festival in Pittsburgh—the Three Rivers Festival of Hope at which “altar calls” and “forgiveness of sins” by Protestant ministers were reportedly part of the program.