Saturday, February 11, 2006

Justice Ginsburg and the Red Mass
A Closed Mind on the Supreme Court

Concurrent with the start the U.S. Supreme Court’s session on the first Monday in October, judges and lawyers, joined by public officials, and law school faculty and students, attend their local Red Mass to invoke divine guidance and strength during the coming term of Court.

The solemn Mass, celebrated annually at the opening of the judicial year, originated in Europe in the 13th century. The name began in England, where the celebrant wore red vestments and the Lord High justices were robed in brilliant scarlet. They were joined by the university professors with doctors among them displaying red in their academic gowns. The Red Mass has also been traditionally identified with opening of the Sacred Roman Rota, the supreme judicial body of the Catholic Church.

In this country, not only Catholic but also Protestant and Jewish members of the judiciary and legal profession attend the Mass.

Well, don’t expect to ever see Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg there.

That’s right, Ginsburg, the former card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, former general counsel for the ACLU, and a non-practicing Jew, won’t be back.

"Ginsburg used to attend the annual Red Mass, but then she had a bad experience: 'I went one year and I will never go again, because this sermon was outrageously anti-abortion.'”

Recall that during her Senate confirmation hearing, Hillary Clinton’s first nomination to the Supreme Court refused to answer any question about her views about abortion. No, she said, I can’t speculate about any subject that may come before me as a member of the Court.
Does anyone have a doubt how she would rule?


Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

To bad, the Homily in that Mass may have been God's way of reaching out to her so she wouldn't continue on the path of defending abortion on demand...certainly a path to destruction.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Ghastly woman.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Tito said...

Great blogs blog alike!

8:23 PM  

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