Loading
Catholic groups congratulate Roberts on confirmation

.- The confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court "is an encouraging sign that this time, at least, pro-abortion groups did not have the ability to hijack the judicial nomination process in Washington,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, who attended Roberts' swearing-in ceremony at the White House. “Chief Justice Roberts responded to his harshest critics on the Senate Judiciary Committee with skill, honesty and good humor,” he continued.

A number of Catholic organizations issued statements yesterday congratulating Judge John Roberts on receiving Senate confirmation as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.

“It is disappointing that 22 senators chose to vote against a man who is so clearly well-qualified for this position,” said Anderson. He said the Knights are glad that opponents did not resort to a filibuster, and hope that “future nominations to the Supreme Court will be handled in a similarly straightforward manner."

Concerned Women for America also noted that 22 Democrats voted against Roberts.

"Judge Roberts deserved unanimous confirmation by the Senate and the fact that he didn't get it is further proof of how the left is politicizing the judiciary," said Jan LaRue, CWA's chief counsel.

However, LaRue said Roberts’ opinions and statements during the nomination process assure Americans that “'Equal Justice Under Law' under the Roberts Supreme Court is a personal guarantee and not just words carved in granite.”

Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life said he and the members of his organization “look forward to this new chapter in the history of the Supreme Court.

“We ask the Holy Spirit to give the new Chief Justice the wisdom and prudence that this role requires," he said.

"We also pray that all Americans will come to a new understanding of the proper role of the Court, which is to apply the laws created by the people through their elected legislatures, rather than replace those legislatures with policy-making of its own," he concluded.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Jul
27

Liturgical Calendar

July 27, 2014

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:44-52

Gospel
Date
07/27/14
07/26/14
07/25/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12
Second Reading:: Rom 8: 28-30
Gospel:: Mt 13: 44-52

Saint of the Day

St. Panteleon »

Saint
Date
07/27/14
07/25/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:44-52

Homily
Date
07/27/14
07/26/14
07/25/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: