Today, you’ll hear our Q&A with Bishop David Zubik at an event we recently hosted. You’ll hear Bishop Zubik share his thoughts on how unity can be possible across denominational lines, how to lead people with opposing views, how to impact the next generation, how to show people you’re living your faith, how to surround yourself with people who will be honest with you, and how we can pray for the Bishop.
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CONNECT WITH BISHOP ZUBIK:
- Bishop Zubik’s talk on 4 Characteristics that Every Leader Needs to Develop
- L3 Interview with Bishop Zubik Part 1
- L3 Interview with Bishop Zubik Part 2
- There is a growing intolerance for Christianity
- See others as Christ, treat them as though you were Christ
- Stop dismissing people
- Connect with people without touching the touchy issues
- Bring people together
- Don’t forget about the human face and the human heart
- People admire people who are authentic to who they are
- You need people around you that will tell you what no one else will tell you
ABOUT BISHOP ZUBIK:
Bishop David A. Zubik was born September 4, 1949, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, to the late Stanley and Susan (Raskosky) Zubik. He attended Saint Stanislaus Elementary School and Saint Veronica High School, both in Ambridge, before entering Saint Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh. He received an undergraduate degree at Duquesne University in 1971 and went on to study at Saint Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he earned a degree in theology in 1975.
Bishop Zubik was ordained a priest on May 3, 1975, by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard at Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Bishop Zubik served as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, Shadyside, until 1980. He was then assigned as Vice Principal of Quigley Catholic High School in Baden as well as Chaplain to the Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse and Chaplain to the students at Mount Gallitzin Academy. At the same time, he began graduate studies at Duquesne University where he earned a master’s degree in education administration in 1982. He served in the role of adjunct spiritual director at Saint Paul Seminary from 1984 through 1991 and associated spiritual director at Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, from 1989 through 1996.
In 1987, Bishop Zubik was appointed Administrative Secretary to then-Pittsburgh Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who later became the Cardinal Archbishop of Philadelphia. In 1988, he was appointed Administrative Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to then-Pittsburgh Bishop Donald W. Wuerl (now Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, DC), where he served until 1991, when he began his service as Director of Clergy Personnel.
In 1995, he was named Associate General Secretary and Chancellor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and on January 1, 1996, became Vicar General and General Secretary—a position in which he served until his appointment as the Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay.
Bishop Zubik was consecrated a bishop on April 6, 1997, at Saint Paul Cathedral and was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
On October 10, 2003, the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, named the Most Reverend David A. Zubik as the Eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay. Bishop Zubik was installed as Bishop on December 12, 2003.
On July 18, 2007, he was named by Pope Benedict XVI as the Twelfth Bishop of Pittsburgh. He was installed at Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh on September 28, 2007.
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