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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fr. Scalia's Homily: "We are gathered here because of one man."

As a follow-up to Rick's post, here is a transcript of Fr. Scalia's moving, mildly humorous, and theologically profound homily. As a teaser, here's the part right after the opening acknowledgments and expressions of gratitude:

We are gathered here because of one man. A man known personally to many of us, known only by reputation to even more. A man loved by many, scorned by others. A man known for great controversy, and for great compassion. That man, of course,

is Jesus of Nazareth.

It is He whom we proclaim. Jesus Christ, son of the father, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, buried, risen, seated at the right hand of the Father. It is because of him. because of his life, death and resurrection that we do not mourn as those who have no hope, but in confidence we commend Antonin Scalia to the mercy of God.


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