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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pittsburgh Bishop Prays with Protestants, Forbids Praying with Traditional Catholics

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Are these guys for real? Are these guys for real?

So, how does this work?

From the 'Just Can't Make this Stuff Up' file, Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh encouraged the Catholic faithful of Pittsburgh--for the first time ever!--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 HopeIsn't that special!

The media were all excited...

The Christian rockers, rappers and grungers were all tuned up...

And the good Bishop Zubik himself was there, praying and endorsing the event....

And just a few days later....

Bishop Zubik Warns Faithful Not to Participate with the Society of St. Pius X since the Society is 'Separated from the Catholic Church'

"The Society of St. Pius X is separated from the Catholic Church. The former St. James church building in the West End is not a Roman Catholic church. The Roman Catholic faithful are to know that free and willful participation with this group, including reception of the sacraments, implies an act of separation from the Roman Catholic Church. This is a serious matter that no Catholic should take lightly."

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