1 Year Later: Fr. Paul Scalia’s funeral sermon

One year ago today I watched Fr. Paul Scalia celebrate Holy Mass for the repose of his father’s soul: the funeral of late Justice Antonin Scalia.  The sermon was noteworthy and I bring it back to your attention one year down the line.

His sermon was masterful.  It was a model of decorum, admirably shaped for that congregation and for broadcast to a wide and diverse audience.   It was replete with excellent teaching about the reason for the Mass (prayer for the deceased).  He called on all of us to consider our own death.  He continually brought the focus back to Christ and our need for His saving merits.

The video of the sermon.

The video of the funeral is HERE.  For the sermon go to about 1:05:00

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7 Responses to 1 Year Later: Fr. Paul Scalia’s funeral sermon

  1. acardnal says:

    AND Fr. Paul Scalia celebrates the TLM/EF regularly, too!

    He has a book about to be published. I think it’s his first. HERE

  2. Mike says:

    I was there too. Very powerful experience. Come to think it about, perhaps it was one of the prayerful preludes to the defeat of Hillary. But I digress.

    Fr. Paul Scalia was the pastor of the parish I visited when I first started to attend an EF Mass on Sunday. Now we go about twice a month.
    He’s a stand up guy, a priest’s priest. His replacement at the parish is in the same mold. Please, Lord, send more priests such as these!

  3. joecct77 says:

    Why is this priest not a bishop?

  4. tskrobola says:

    Need you ask?

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  6. Semper Gumby says:

    acardnal: Thanks for the link. His sermon was outstanding.

  7. DisturbedMary says:

    P is for Priest when it comes to Fr. Scalia. If you want more of his 110% Catholicism, try this one on Modernism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sOXJo01aqA