Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on why she no longer attends the “Red Mass”—a Roman Catholic service for members of the legal profession in Washington:
Before every session, there’s a Red Mass. And the justices get invitations from the cardinal to attend that. And a good number of the justices show up every year. I went one year, and I will never go again, because this sermon was outrageously anti-abortion.
Ginsburg is Jewish, but non-observant, so there is no reason to expect her to attend the mass. But her reason for not joining her colleagues are revealing: While attending a Catholic mass apparently wouldn’t conflict with her Judaic religious sensibilities, they do offend her religious beliefs as a member of the Church of Pro-Choice.
(Via: The American Catholic)