Statement of Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the Death of U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Saturday, February 13, 2016

It was with great sorrow that I learned today of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I admired his strong and unwavering faith in the Lord and his dedication to serving our country by upholding the U.S. Constitution. Each year at our cathedral, the Red Mass is celebrated on the Sunday before the beginning of the Supreme Court’s annual term to invoke God’s blessings on those responsible for the administration of justice. Justice Scalia attended each year. I offer my prayers and sympathy to his wife Maureen and their family and ask the Lord to grant him eternal rest.

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