We offer our sympathy and prayers for Justice Scalia and his family.
The justice was the longest serving member of the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died of apparent natural causes Feb. 13, was the longest-serving member of the current Supreme Court. He was 79.
Scalia was nominated to the high court in June 1986 by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the Senate that September. With his death, there are now five Catholics among the remaining eight justices.
Widely regarded as an “originalist,” Scalia said the best method for judging cases was examining what the Founding Fathers meant when writing the Constitution.
According to media reports Feb. 16, Scalia’s body will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court building Feb. 19. A funeral Mass will be offered Feb. 20 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.