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Justice Sotomayor describes herself as ‘lapsed Catholic’

Catholic World News - January 10, 2013

In her newly published memoir, My Beloved World, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addresses the subject of her religion.

“I think I’m called ‘lapsed Catholic’--Mass for weddings and funerals,” she writes.

Justice Sotomayor is one of six Catholic justices on the Supreme Court; the others are Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 11, 2013 2:31 PM ET USA

    The most honest self-assessment I have read in years.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 10, 2013 8:46 PM ET USA

    Then she should remove all references to her Catholic identity from her CV. Certainly her rulings are evidence against it.

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