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a Catholic majority on the Supreme Court?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Oct 31, 2005

Celebration would definitely be premature. But if Alito is confirmed, the Supreme Court would have 5 Catholic justices (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy, & Alito).

Whether that line-up would translate into a majority defending natural law is another question.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Clorox - Nov. 02, 2005 8:33 PM ET USA

    Remember Kennedy? Make that 4.5 Catholics.

  • Posted by: benedictusoblatus - Nov. 02, 2005 12:25 AM ET USA

    A return to the social reign of Christ the King would make the demographics of the Supreme Court irrelevant. A good start would be for Catholics in and out of politics to be held responsible for their public actions, to wit, the imposition of public penalties for gross public crimes like vocal legislative support for legal abortion. Of course this would require the action of Catholic bishops. We can only pray the Pope will send them.