It’s time to ask St. Antonin of Washington to Pray for US

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. The Apostle's creed Darth Vader: Your powers are weak, old man. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful … Continue reading It’s time to ask St. Antonin of Washington to Pray for US

Antonin Scalia, 1936-2016

by baldilocks Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, died today in Texas while on a hunting trip. Texas Governor Greg Abbott: He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take … Continue reading Antonin Scalia, 1936-2016

Scalia: Who knew everyone before us were Bigots & dopes?

It is highly unlikely that Justice Scalia dissent in Obergefell et al vs Hodges is going to get the attention that his dissent in King vs Burwell did, but there is a paragraph in this dissent that should be recited and memorized by every conservative in America: But what really astounds is the hubris reflected … Continue reading Scalia: Who knew everyone before us were Bigots & dopes?

Justice Scalia Explains the New Normal in Two Sentences

I certainly can't put what this decision means better than this: The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed (“penalty” means tax, “further [Medicaid] payments to the State” means only incremental Medicaid payments to the State, “established by the State”means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of … Continue reading Justice Scalia Explains the New Normal in Two Sentences

News Flash: Antonin Scalia Believing Catholic

Via Joe Miller & Twitter I found this long NY Magazine interview with Antonin Scalia. It's worth reading in its entirety but there are several sections on his faith I wish to highlight. First Justice Scalia's exchange on & agreement with the Pope on being evangelistic is very much worth quoting: Q: But he also … Continue reading News Flash: Antonin Scalia Believing Catholic

Justice Scalia and Religion in the Public Square

I came upon the dissent filed by Justice Scalia in McCreary County vs. ACLU where the Supreme Court found that the intent behind the 10 Commandment display in the county courthouse was relevant to determining if the display itself is unconstitutional.  The Court stated that if the government acts with the predominant purpose to advance religion, that … Continue reading Justice Scalia and Religion in the Public Square