“Hundreds attended the annual Red Mass on Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. The purpose of the Red Mass — traditionally held the Sunday before the opening of the Supreme Court term on the first Monday in October — is to invoke God’s blessings on those responsible for the administration of justice.
On Sunday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was the sole member of the Supreme Court to join hundreds of other Washingtonians at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle for the Red Mass, a ceremony typically held on the Sunday before the first Monday in October, the opening of the high court’s term.”
Roman Catholics account for only about 20% of the U.S. population, yet they hold six of the nine seats on the Supreme Court. The Catholics on the nation’s highest court include Chief Justice John Roberts and associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
The Roman Catholic patriarchal religious organization is vehemently opposed to a woman’s right to choose, and all of the Catholic Justices, with the exception of liberal Sonia Sotomayor, are injudiciously inclined to overturn Roe v. Wade.
It’s a sacred violation of the sacred principle of separation of church and state for the Chief Justice to attend the appropriately named, Red Church. Would any citizen be surprised if the Supreme Court seeking to appease red states and the Catholic Church either overturned Roe v. Wade or for all practical purposes rendered it toothless?
Gallup’s latest (July 2021) update on U.S. abortion attitudes finds 58% of Americans opposed to overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, while 32% are in favor. Since 1989, between 52% and 66% of U.S. adults have wanted to maintain the landmark abortion decision. Today’s support roughly matches the average over that three-decade period.
Roe v Wade is settled law and it would be a tragedy if it was overturned by religious zealots on the Supreme Court. Shame on Chief Justice Roberts for attending the damn Red Mass