10 thoughts on “Catholics in U.S. Politics”

  1. Who knew on the Supreme Court Justices? And I didn’t know Biden is/was Catholic. Once a Catholic always a Catholic? :o)

  2. It might not mean anything. In a lot of polls there is the question “What religion are you? Most people just pick one that has been the religion of their previous generation, tick it off and forget about it. But if you are actually baptized in the RC church THEY know who you are and you will be in their statistics. Many of these statistics never even go to church, nor do they know what the religion is all about. I have done my own research on this, however small, it was interesting. 🙂

    1. Good points, Chris. I would probably answer ‘Catholic’ even though I haven’t set voluntarily foot in a Catholic church since the early 1970’s.

      I will say that Pope Francis has made me think more about going back than any other pope since that time has done, even Pope John Paul II.

      Not going yet, but thinking about it is a huge step for me. 🙂

  3. Carol, I remember Scalia speaking at my graduation from SCU, and I remembered he was Catholic as well as Sotomayer. I didn’t know about the other ones.

    Kathy, another factoid, although Jews are only about 2% of the U.S. Population, 3 of the U.S. Supreme Court justices are Jewish.

    1. Wow, that’s fascination about the Jewish population and justice percentage!

      I often quote one thing that Scalia said at your college graduation: “You didn’t come here to learn facts; you came here to learn how to learn.” One of the truest things I’ve ever heard about the benefits of a college education!

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