Justice Scalia: “Who am I to Judge?”

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New York Magazine has published a fascinating interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s a rare and fascinating look at one of the nation’s highest-profile public servants, and one of the greatest jurists in American history.

Most of the interview is about—surprise!—Justice Scalia’s judicial career: his favorite court opinions, his judicial philosophy, etc. But the interview also touches on his deep Catholic faith (“I even believe in the Devil”), his thoughts on Pope Francis (“I think he’s absolutely right”), and even whether his interviewer is going to Hell (“Who am I to judge?”).

Read the whole thing. You’ll be glad you did.

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Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues. Since 2005, Mr. White has been coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society: a three week seminar on Catholic social teaching, with an emphasis on the thought of Blessed John Paul II, which takes place every summer in Kraków, Poland. He studied politics at the University of Dallas and philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of the St. Patrick's Evangelisation School in London, England.

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