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Scalia and Don Quixote Catholicism

Scalia and Don Quixote Catholicism February 18, 2016

 

 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia listens to a question after speaking at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society in New YorkMy latest blog post at National Catholic Register compares Justice Antonin Scalia to Don Quixote and says we need more like him…

Addressing the Knights of Columbus, Justice Antonin Scalia said, “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools …If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity…Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
Scalia himself was a scamp, a mischievous intellectual who saw the truth and declared it clearly. He was a kind of Don Quixote of the Supreme Court—ready to be a fool for Christ—to tilt at the windmills of secular idiocy and risk being trounced for the truth and bearing a beating for beauty.
 What is required for the New Evangelization of the West? A few more fools for Christ.
We are in a situation which the church has never had to face…

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