Anti-Catholicism: Experts continue to question Catholics on the Supreme Court

A sad reminder of what Catholics in public office still face: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito voiced frustration Tuesday over what he called persistent questions about the court’s Roman Catholic majority. Alito aired the topic in a speech to an Italian-American law group in Philadelphia. “There has been so much talk lately about the number of Catholics serving on the Supreme Court,” Alito said in a speech to the Justinian Society. “This is one of those questions that does not die.” Alito complained about “respectable people who have seriously raised the questions in serious publications about whether these individuals could be trusted to do their jobs.” He said he thought the Constitution settled the question long ago with its guarantee of religious freedom.