Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Loss for (Episcopal) Steelers Nation

As a sad coda to yesterday's post on the diaspora of bishops partial to Yellow and Black, a call came in yesterday afternoon that the mother of Bishop David Zubik of Green Bay -- a Pittsburgh native and former auxiliary bishop there -- died Monday. Susan Zubik succumbed to cancer at age 80....
During a 2003 interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Susan Zubik said, tongue-in-cheek, that she was willing to share her son with the city.

"He's our only child and I'm giving him up to Green Bay," she said just before his installation. "They'd better treat him pretty well, or else."

She then whispered, "And, go Steelers!"