Justice Antonin Scalia belongs to the ages, as we all must in good time. The justice is being lionized, then the tear-down of the man will come. All his failings as a fellow human being will be revealed, true or false matters naught. Antonin was first-generation American, his people being Sicilian.
The justice’s funeral services reminded me of my roots. Having been an altar boy 60 years ago at St. Patrick’s in Watervliet, New York, I experienced many of the rituals I witnessed on TV. Make no doubt about it, the Catholic Church of my youth was a paramilitary organization where you learned more than there was God.