FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 13, 2016
Contact: Leslie Palma
NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today after learning of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
“I am saddened today to learn of the passing of a great man, a great American, and a great Justice of the Court. I have been privileged to know Antonin Scalia, and some of his family. And he was blessed with a wonderful family. He once told his sons that he would consider it such a blessing if one of them were to become a priest. His son, Father Paul, is an exemplary Catholic priest today.
“Justice Scalia had a profound understanding of how our government — and in particular the Supreme Court — is supposed to work. He did not want the Court to create public policy, whether it was policy he agreed with or not. He urged people to use the political and legislative process to bring about change.
“In the days to come, let us pray for him, for his family, and for the Court and the nation he served so well. In his memory, let us strive to attain his understanding of this great Republic and to work tirelessly to preserve and expand the blessings it can be for the world.”
Priests for Life’s legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s HHS mandate is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court, along with six other cases, on March 23.
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.