Sotomayor reportedly only “minimally” Catholic

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There are indications that Judge Sotomayor is more like the majority of American Catholics: those who were raised in the faith and shaped by its values, but who do not attend Mass regularly and are not particularly active in religious life. Like many Americans, Judge Sotomayor may be what religion scholars call a “cultural Catholic” — a category that could say something about her political and social attitudes.

Interviews with more than a dozen of Judge Sotomayor’s friends from high school, college, law school and professional life said they had never heard her talk about her faith, and had no recollection of her ever going to Mass or belonging to a parish.

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2 Comments

  1. Who cares how Catholic she is? Why is it important?

    • It matters because anyone who fails to constantly pray and study, while remaining faithfully and charitably involved in all of the work, worship, sacraments and devotions of the church, is not likely to either understand their Catholic faith … or successfully live it.


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