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Sunday, January 8, 2006

Supreme Knight Asks Senate to Reject Prejudice

In a letter to each member of the U.S. Senate, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson warns that some "abortion rights partisans who oppose the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion" are opposing the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court because he is a Roman Catholic. The letter asks the senators to "disavow any effort to decide Judge Alito's nomination on the basis of his faith, or the degree to which he is presumed to be a faithful Catholic."

Read the Supreme Knight's letter

The fact that Judge Alito would become the fifth Catholic on the nine-member court has been the subject of several news stories over the past week, and prompted one abortion rights advocate to oppose his confirmation on grounds that it "would underrepresent other religions, not to mention unbelievers."

Anderson notes that "nearly everyone correctly regards [Alito's confirmation] as signifying nothing more than that five extremely capable and accomplished attorneys who happen to be Catholic have been chosen to serve on our highest court."

But Anderson takes sharp issue with the anti-Catholic prejudice still to be found today among abortion rights activists. "The notion that Judge Alito should be considered unfit for membership on the Supreme Court simply because he is a Catholic (or because he is one Catholic too many) is profoundly in conflict with the letter and the spirit of the Constitution," he wrote.