SUPREME COURT NOMINEE


PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NOMINATED JUDGE NEIL GORUSCH to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court which was vacated at the death of the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The President had promised in the election campaign to nominate a judge who has a demonstrated fidelity to the Constitution , a strong commitment to the sanctity of human life and supports religious freedom in our country. These are all critical principles and values for Catholic faith teaching. The post-election polls have indicated that President Trump carried the Catholic vote (52-45 percent) and the vote of evangelical Christians (by an even larger margin) in large part due to his promise to appoint a Supreme Court justice who would protect these important ethical and moral values and it seems he has fulfilled that promise in nominating Judge Gorusch. We can only pray and hope that these principles will be protected at the highest court in our land.