February 15, 2016

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. on the Death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of outstanding legal genius and deep Catholic faith.  I had the privilege of knowing and engaging him personally; disagreeing with him on matters like the death penalty; but agreeing with him on so many other issues and admiring his extraordinary moral integrity.  In an age of superficial executive and legislative leadership, he grounded the American project in the great and original character of the Constitution.  He will be sorely missed; but he has left an unforgettable witness of faith and reason in service to the common good.  May God grant him eternal joy, and our nation a replacement of similar moral character.

+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia


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