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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soundoff (144 Responses)
  1. CSX

    Originally Catholics were barred from office, now you can guess why.

    December 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  2. Yeshua

    Stained gla.ss windows keep the cold outside
    While the hypocrites hide inside
    With the lies of statues in their minds
    Where the Christian religion made them blind
    Where they hide
    And prey to the God of a b.itch spelled backwards is dog
    Not for one race, one creed, one world
    But for money

    Do you pray to the Holy Ghost when you su.ck your host
    Do you read who’s dead in the Irish Post
    Do you give away the cash you can’t afford
    On bended knees and pray to lord

    Fat pig priest
    Sanctimonious smiles
    He takes the money
    You take the lies
    This is religion and Jesus Christ
    This is religion cheaply priced
    This is bibles full of libel
    This is sin in eternal hymn
    This is what they’ve done
    This is your religion
    The apostles were eleven
    Now there’s a sod in Heaven

    This is religion
    There’s a liar on the altar
    The sermon never falter
    This is religion
    Your religion

    December 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  3. myklds

    Godly justices of a religious court in a nation under God.

    October 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  4. steveinmo

    "The current Supreme Court is comprised of six Catholics and three Jews."

    Well, there's the problem with our misguided courts today. Not a single Baptist, Evangelical, Muslim, Athiest, or any other faith represented.

    October 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • hokahey

      Still, the Justices seem to have overcome these "handicaps" and gone to lead productive lives.

      October 10, 2011 at 7:57 am |
    • TV

      Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity not a religion by itself, why is this so hard for people to understand. Probably because religion today wants to divide, not unite. Very funny calls to radio shows from people who say "My husband and I have different beliefs, I'm a Lutheran and he is a Catholic". Since they disagree on 1% of their beliefs, they think they disagree on 100%.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:34 am |
  5. David Crosby

    No wonder the anti democracy stance that the court seem to display at every turn..never a good idea to allow extreme religions into a secular court...explains why they enjoy slavery and death...royalist's the lot...

    October 5, 2011 at 1:14 am |
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