Deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had a grand funeral last Saturday amidst a huge gathering of mourners. Many eminent Catholics recalled the greatness of the reputed Justice. Around 3,300 persons attended Scalia’s funeral Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest church in North America.
Fr. Paul Scalia, the son of Justice Scalia said that the Justice was “God’s first”. He was repeating the words of St. Thomas More: “I die the king’s good servant but God’s first.”
A profound Catholic by faith and life, Scalia had his education in the Jesuit-run Xavier High School in New York City and later in Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Justice Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, died on 13th February 13 at a resort ranch in West Texas. He was 79.