Justices attend toned-down Red Mass
Justices of the Supreme Court attend the annual Red Mass Sunday, which celebrates the courts and the legal profession, on October 3, 2010.
October 2nd, 2011
06:16 PM ET

Justices attend toned-down Red Mass

By Laurie Ure, CNN

Washington (CNN) - A half dozen Supreme Court justices, hundreds of members of the legal profession and other dignitaries attended the annual Red Mass in Washington Sunday to hear what amounted to an uncharacteristically noncontroversial service.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined associate justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito for the service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, a beautifully ornate church located a few blocks from the White House.

All are Roman Catholic except Breyer, who is Jewish. The current Supreme Court is comprised of six Catholics and three Jews.

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