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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia Remembered (A Remnant Interview)

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79. According to a CNN report, Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn't feeling well. He didn't get up for breakfast on Saturday morning, and the group he was with for a hunting trip left without him. Someone at the ranch went in to check on him and found him unresponsive.

Justice Scalia was a devout Catholic, devoted husband and father to nine children, including tradition-minded Catholic priest, Fr. Paul Scalia, who offers the traditional Latin Mass—at which the Supreme Court Justice himself was a regular attendee.

The Reagan appointee was known for his conservatism, sense of humor and warm personality. He was a fierce defender of the unborn and the family and made no bones about the fact that he was a passionate practicing Catholic of the old school.

Though he had his critics on both sides of the aisle, it seems certain we will not again in our lifetimes see anyone like him on the U.S. Supreme Court. He served God and country to the very end, and he will be greatly missed.  Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.

Here now is an interview of Justice Scalia conducted by Remnant columnist, Vincent Chiarello back in May of 2014. MJM  An Interview of Antonin Scalia

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.