My most favorite, and one of few favorite, Justices in the U.S. Supreme Court of all time has passed away. Antonin Scalia died peacefully in his sleep apparently. Justice Scalia was one of those Catholics not only in word, but also in practice and thought. He wasn’t like Justice Robert Kennedy, a lapsed Catholic and liberal Republican who by the way wrote the majority opinion for the Obergefell ruling.
Scalia was known as a devout Catholic, who loved the Mass (even in Latin), was opposed to abortion, gay “marriage” and anything else Hell could invent. He wasn’t just a great defender of the Constitution; he was a great defender of the faith. That’s more important.
He reminds us of something: “The business of the state is not God’s business.” More often than not, the state seeks to keep God out of politics, often going against what He deems good or bad. Of course, he’s going to get a backlash from haters; it’s not surprising that those who favor abortion or gay “marriage” for selfish gain would also wish death or damnation on him. Selfish people get angry. I won’t address the haters, but I wish say what Jesus said so long ago: “You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires” (John 8:44). I feel there’s no need to address their comments directly because they condemn themselves. We must pray for their conversion.
For his soul I pray.
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine
Et lux perpetua luceat ei:
Requiescat in pace.