Justice Scalia’s funeral set for Saturday

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Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia talks with Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the conclusion of the annual Red Mass held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, on September 30, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Benjamin Myers   
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MILLER-COLUMN, originally transmitted on Feb. 18, 2016.

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia talks with Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the conclusion of the annual Red Mass held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, on September 30, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Benjamin Myers *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MILLER-COLUMN, originally transmitted on Feb. 18, 2016.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral will be held Saturday (Feb. 20) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, according to media reports.

The late justice will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Friday, following in a tradition last observed after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 2005.


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CNN, National Public Radio and NBC News were among the first to report the funeral arrangements Tuesday.

Scalia’s place on the bench was draped in black Tuesday, as was the main entrance to the Supreme Court chambers. Scalia’s chair and the bench in front of it are draped in black to mark his passing.

The court’s senior justice, Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday at a West Texas ranch during a hunting trip. His death has touched off a political battle over President Obama’s intention to nominate a successor.
Senate Republican leadership  and GOP candidates for the 2016 election insist that Obama should hold back and that the next president should choose the nominee.
  • This GREAT American and GREAT JUSTICE, Antonin Scalia has been welcomed, unconditionally into Heaven by the Angels and Our Lord Jesus Christ. God will continue to bless him as well as the Scalia Family! America has lost one of the BEST.

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  • Sad you are in the grasp of SATAN…………………………………..Prayers will be said for you while alive!

  • Dan

    Hmmm…. I guess at least half the women in this nation are in the grasp of SATAN.

    Maybe, just maybe, saying she’s possessed by the devil is a bit over-the-top…. more so than her inappropriate “Good riddance” post.

  • Terri

    I am glad I am not counted with Elaine’s half..tho I rather doubt the percentage is that great. You certainly have the right to disagree but your inappropriate comments reveal alot about who you are. As to Justice Scalia..my prayers for the gentle repose of his soul and comfort for his family while they grieve his passing. He will be remembered I believe as one of the greatest Justices ever to sit on the SC. His intellect and wit not to be surpassed I am sure in many years to come.

  • Mary Filippetti Markey

    As Trump might say, ” You are a complete ass”. I think you are. You misinterpreted everything that Scalia said about affirmative action in the case of Texas. Univ. He said what was correct. You don’t send someone to Harvard if he isn’t qualified, just because he is black. You let him go to a less rigorous school where he might succeed. Then to call Scalia an elitist slob who committed sin by being a glutton and eating so much Italian food. Do you also say he was guilty of too much pride because he had nine children? I would think he should have been very proud of having such a wonderful family. I think you are a bigot, a non-Catholic, an elitist snob yourself, and one this world could do without. You are also not a Christian or you would not be ridiculing, denigrating, and degrading a great man who just died. PRAY FOR HIM INSTEAD

  • Loreto Marini

    Our Sympathies to the Scalia Family. His views and writings showed the man and his religious conviction. We are proud of his heritage and leadership.
    May God have mercy on his soul.

    Loreto O. Marini
    Providence, RI

  • Anne Keane

    Is the service at the Basilica closed to the public?