Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Updated: 1:50 pm
Bishop David Zubik recently received the 2018 Cardinal O’Connor Defender of the Faith Award from the Legatus Foundation.
Awarded to exemplary figures in the Catholic Church who staunchly defend the sanctity of human life and marriage, notable past award winners include former President George W. Bush (2009) and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (2003).
“Bishop Zubik possesses the character, courage and fortitude that Legatus’ Cardinal O’Connor Defender of the Faith Award was created to recognize. His leadership is an inspiration to all of us in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and sets the example that future defenders of the faith should aspire towards,” said Christopher McMahon, past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Legatus and member of the board of governors of Legatus International.
In 2016, Bishop Zubik led the charge against the U.S. government as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit regarding the government’s contraceptive mandate imposed on health care providers. He has been on the front lines with this issue since 2013, working to defend religious liberty and preserve Catholic principles.
Founded in 1987, Legatus is a membership organization for Catholic CEOs and executives. Bishop Zubik initiated the founding of the Pittsburgh chapter in 2009. For information on Legatus, call John Knowles at 215-262-3832 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.