Saturday, February 20, 2016

Scalia loved music and the Mass -- the one in Latin, of course

Kenneth J. Wolfe, "Scalia the Music Critic and pew Policeman" (Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2016):
Putting on a tie using his car's mirror before attending Mass -- the one in Latin of course.

Antonin Scalia attended the traditional Latin Mass nearly every Sunday, at St. John the Beloved church near his home in McLean, Va., or at St. Mary Mother of God church in the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C. When he went to the latter location, it was usually followed by a day of reading in his nearby Supreme Court office, which he did for decades on certain Sundays during the court's term.
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Adfero says about this piece, over at Rorate (February 19, 2016):
"It's a fitting tribute to a very down-to-earth man who loved the traditional Latin Mass, music and being with the people.

His funeral Mass tomorrow certainly won't reflect this passion for tradition. But, at least, the world will know how he preferred to properly worship Our Lord, thanks to Ken."
{Hat tip to R.C.]