Archbishop's message to Marquette fans on Holy Thursday: 'Pray'
Scroll through the media gallery above for photos from Marquette's 2013 NCAA tourney run and a Marquette Athletics-produced video from 2008 called "Pray," still a favorite in the MU social media community.
MILWAUKEE - On a Holy Thursday where Marquette fans are getting ready for the biggest basketball game the team has played in nearly 10 years, Milwaukee's Catholic Archbishop has a message for those fans.
"Pray," uttered Archbishop Jerome Listecki on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" about Marquette's matchup with the Miami Hurricanes on Holy Thursday night.
Listecki provided that one-word answer with a double-entendre.
"I expect everyone to get to church tonight."
But he also answered it in the sense of a basketball junkie.
He told Gene Mueller played college basketball and coached at the high school level
"I watched that Miami game against Illinois. Illinois is very athletic. That gave Miami trouble...it's going to be a pretty good battle."
Listecki also quipped about Marquette having support at the top of the Catholic Church, the recently-elected Pope Francis.
"The Pope, being Jesuit, he's a Marquette backer."