Antonin Scalia: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Received Last Rites at Texas Ranch

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Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice who died on Saturday, received last rites from a Catholic priest at his Texas ranch where he passed away.

Elizabeth O'Hara is a spokeswoman for the Diocese of El Paso, Texas. She confirmed that Antonin Scala had, in fact, received the last rites. Reverend Mike Alcuino is the priest who administered them.

According to a report from the Christian Science Monitor, Antonin Scalia was known for dividing Americans with his "originalist readings," but made up for it on most accounts with his charm. He was also known for separating his real life from his work, much to the delight of his family and friends.

Even though they typically disagreed on most things while on the bench, Antonin Scalia and fellow Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg enjoyed a lengthy friendship.

"He will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court," President Obama said following his passing.

The last rites are administered to Catholics when death is imminent. Catholics believe they are properly reconciled with God once they have received this sacrament.

Hopefully those near and dear to Antonin Scalia take solace in the fact that the last rites were administered to him in his final hours.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.