Top U.S. Leaders Attend the Catholic Red Mass http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/ Top U.S. Leaders Attend the Catholic Red Mass Separation of church and state? Catholics make up the majority of U.S. Supreme Court Judges. Catholics are also the largest religious denomination in congress at around 130. That's more than twice the amount of Jewish members. UPDATE: This is an old photo. Judge Stevens retired in 2010. Now there aren't any supreme court judges who identify as Protestant. However, the majority are still Catholic. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183593965 183593965 Separation of church and state? President George Bush walks out of St. Matthew's cathedral with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (who is also a Knight of Columbus) and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after attending the 52nd Annual Red Mass in Washington, DC, Sunday, October 2, 2005. The Red Mass, a historical tradition within the Catholic Church, is held on the Sunday before the opening session of the Supreme Court. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183593966 183593966 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616215 183616215 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia at Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616216 183616216 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Chief Judge John Roberts leaving Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616217 183616217 Separation of church and state? The centennial Red Mass is held in St. John's church. The Red Mass was designed to ask St. Thomas More and St. Ives, patron saints of the legal profession, to bless the law profession and offer guidance for justice. Thomas More was a murderer and had many good men and women burned at the stake, including William Tyndale who was a main translator of the Bible into the English Language. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183593967 183593967 Separation of church and state? St. Thomas More Award winner Catherine Kilbane is flanked by Ohio Supreme Court Judge Terrence O'Donnell and Bishop Anthony M. Pilla. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616219 183616219 Separation of church and state? http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616340 183616340 Separation of church and state? http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616341 183616341 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Chief Judge John G. Roberts Jr at Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616342 183616342 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr laughing with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616343 183616343 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas at Red Mass brunch. Thomas was an undergrad at the Jesuit College of the Holy Cross. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616344 183616344 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia at the Red Mass brunch. Scalia was an undergrad at the Jesuit Georgetown University. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616345 183616345 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks about the importance of protecting Jesuit and Catholic identity at Georgetown University. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616292 183616292 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616293 183616293 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, accompanied by his wife Maureen, joins in the singing of a hymn during the annual Red Mass that was celebrated at Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Justice Scalia later addressed the Catholic Lawyers Guild at a lunchen. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616294 183616294 Separation of church and state? General Peter Pace (Left) was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first U.S. Marine appointed to this position. In this capacity he served as America's highest ranking military officer below the President. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616296 183616296 Separation of church and state? General Peter Pace greeting the Supreme Court Cheif Justice at Red Mass. He (Peter Pace) is a 1992 graduate of the Jesuit Georgetown University. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616297 183616297 Separation of church and state? George and Laura Bush leaving Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616298 183616298 Separation of church and state? George Bush, Laura Bush and Supreme Court Justice Roberts leaving Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616371 183616371 Separation of church and state? George Bush, Laura Bush and Supreme Court Justice Roberts leaving Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616372 183616372 Separation of church and state? George Bush, Laura Bush and Supreme Court Justice Roberts leaving Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616373 183616373 Separation of church and state? Condoleezza Rice and (all the way to the right) Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty at Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616374 183616374 Separation of church and state? The Jesuit College of the Holy Cross is an exclusively undergraduate Roman Catholic college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. Opened as a school for boys under the auspices of the Jesuits, it was the first Jesuit college in New England. Their school motto is: "In Hoc Signo Vinces" (Translation: "In this sign you shall conquer") http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616375 183616375 Separation of church and state? While Clarence Thomas attended Holy Cross he was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society) which has this as its symbol. Note the all-seeing eye. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616376 183616376 Separation of church and state? Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and CUA President Fr. David O'Connell at Red Mass brunch, Sunday, October 3, 1999. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616326 183616326 Separation of church and state? Former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist leaves Red Mass. (See Jesuit Cardinal Avery Dulles w/ cane behind Rehnquist) http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616327 183616327 Separation of church and state? Florida State Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero stands with Archbishop John C. Favalora after the annual Red Mass celebrated at St. Anthony Church in Fort Lauderdale. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616328 183616328 Separation of church and state? Samuel Alito, Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, who is also a Knight of Columbus, Receives "St. Thomas More Award" http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616329 183616329 Separation of church and state? http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616330 183616330 Separation of church and state? President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife leaving Red Mass in 1965. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616331 183616331 Separation of church and state? The Red Mass procession http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616295 183616295 Separation of church and state? Red Mass http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616218 183616218 Separation of church and state? Knight of Columbus Jeb Bush meeting with Pope Benedict. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616405 183616405 Separation of church and state? Knight of Columbus Jeb Bush meeting with Pope Benedict. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616406 183616406 Separation of church and state? Shown in the picture with (former) Governor Jeb Bush are Knights of Columbus Jim Geuin, Bob McGivern, Bill Stoye, Gov. Bush, Dave Busch, Dean Bunton and George Englemark all of Assembly 0170 and all attending the Red Mass in Tallahassee. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616407 183616407 Separation of church and state? Knights of Columbus (the right hand of the Catholic church in America) march in Red Mass ceremonies. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616466 183616466 Separation of church and state? Knights of Columbus Jeb Bush and Jim Towey are members of the same K of C Council; it is another name for a Catholic Masonic lodge. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, and Jim Towey, the White House Director of Faith Based Programs attend the 31st Red Mass of the Holy Spirit, a Mass offered by the Bishops of Florida for all those serving in the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of State Government, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Tallahassee, Fla. Note: Don Juan Moore, Governor Bush and Director Towey are members of Tallahassees Fr. Hugon Council #3521. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616467 183616467 Separation of church and state? You can see the occult symbology associated with Roman Catholicism and the Red Mass. Note the occultic pyramid. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616468 183616468 Separation of church and state? Governor Lingle and Lt. Governor Aiona attending the annual Catholic Diocese of Honolulu celebration of the Red Mass, which asks for prayers and blessings on Hawaii's public servants. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616469 183616469 Separation of church and state? Governor Lingle (bottom left), Gae Berquist-Trommald and Micah Kane, director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, listen as Bishop Francis X. Dilorenzo conducts the Red Mass. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616470 183616470 Separation of church and state? Cardinal Keeler processes into the co-cathedral of the Sacred Heart for the celebration of the Red Mass. With him is Rev. Mr. John Ceslovnik. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616471 183616471 Separation of church and state? Remember, they are honoring and giving the Sir Thomas More award to people at the Red Mass. Thomas More was a murderer and had many good men and women burned at the stake, including William Tyndale who was a main translator of the Bible into the English language. http://jesuits.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=183616475 183616475