Roman Catholic cardinal issues plea for rights of unborn at mass this Sunday morning as VP Biden and six Supreme Court members listen
-- From "6 members of Supreme Court attend Catholic Mass" Associated Press 10/4/09
Five of the six Roman Catholics on the high court — Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito — heard the homily by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo; the sixth, Justice Clarence Thomas, did not attend. Justice Stephen Breyer, who is Jewish, was there as well.
Speaking at the annual Red Mass the day before the opening of the Supreme Court term, DiNardo said that people represented by lawyers are "more than clients. ... In some cases the clients are voiceless for they lack influence; in others they are literally voiceless, not yet with tongues and even without names, and require our most careful attention and radical support."
As DiNardo spoke, protesters opposed to abortion demonstrated in front of the church.
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