Faithful Catholics in the dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg are concerned about the planned celebrations of the Protestant revolt 500 years ago. They are up in arms about joint celebrations last March and upcoming in June and October with Catholics and Protestants, asking for Church Militant's interpretation of the validity of the events, believing these should not be going on.
Events such as the regional effort between the Catholic Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Byzantine Catholic Church in southwest Pennsylvania are causing much confusion and frustration.
Pennsylvania Catholics say it is exactly these sorts of events that lead to a distortion of Catholic identity and a loss of faith for so many. What is also disconcerting, they say, is the flock can no longer look to their shepherds for answers and a clear response to legitimate questions and concerns.