Catholic justices 'no shows' at papal congress talk

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C-Span takes note of justices 'no show' (Photo by Fox)

C-Span takes note of justices 'no show' (Photo by Fox)

by Thomas C. Fox

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Three Catholic US Supreme Court justices were "no shows" at Pope Francis' historic speech before Congress yesterday.  

Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito apparently had other engagements -- all three -- and couldn't make it to the event.

In truth, it is rather unbelievable. 

Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Anthony Kennedy, three other Catholics, showed.



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