Six Supreme Court justices, two Cabinet members and Vice President Joe Biden were on hand along with dozens of other judges and public officials Sunday at the traditional Roman Catholic Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., the unofficial start to the Supreme Court’s fall season. The cardinal giving the sermon at the Mass called on lawyers to give “radical support” to the unborn.

It was Sonia Sotomayor’s first Red Mass as a justice, and she was joined by four of the five other Catholics on the Court: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito Jr. Also attending was Justice Stephen Breyer, who is Jewish. The sixth Catholic justice, Clarence Thomas, was attending a wedding and could not attend.

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