Appointments & Meetings

Appointed

Saturday, Dec. 15

E Bishop Robert Muench as bishop of Baton Rouge, La.

Thursday, Dec. 20

E Archbishop Francisco-Javier Lozano as a member of the administrative council of the Vatican Television Center.

E Bishop Reinhard Marx as bishop of Trier, Germany.

Friday, Dec. 21

E Accepted the resignation of Bishop Elie Amsini Kisawaya of Sakania- Kipushi, Congo.

E Bishop Jean-Pierre Ricard as archbishop of Bordeaux, France.

E Ismar de Oliveira Soares, president of the International Catholic Union of the Press, as a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Saturday, Dec. 22

E Father Gilberto Gomez Gonzalez as auxiliary bishop of Abancay, Peru.

Thursday, Dec. 27

E Coadjutor Archbishop Alfred Hughes became archbishop of New Orleans following the resignation of Archbishop Francis Schulte, who reached 75, the age limit.

Friday, Dec. 28

E Msgr. Kevin Farrell and Father Francisco Valer as auxiliary bishops of Washington.

Thursday, Jan. 3

E Coadjutor bishop Alfred Hughes as archbishop of New Orleans following the resignation of Archbishop Francis Schulte, who reached 75.

Met With

Thursday, Dec. 20

E Archbishop Alfio Rapisarda, apostolic nuncio in Brazil.

Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Friday, Dec. 21

E Archbishop Jean-Paul Gobel, apostolic nuncio in Nicaragua.

E Marcello Pera, president of the senate of Italy.

E Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the Diocese of Rome and president of the bishops' conference of Italy, with top officials of Italian Catholic Action.

E Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Saturday, Dec. 22

E Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

E Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Friday, Dec. 28

E Cardinal Edmund Szoka, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and for the Governorate of Vatican City State.

Thursday, Jan. 3

E Leszek Miller, prime minister of Poland.

E Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches.

E Cardinal Mario Pompedda, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.

Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, April 17, 2014.

Recalling the Unlikely Ginsburg-Scalia Friendship

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Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, April 17, 2014.

Recalling the Unlikely Ginsburg-Scalia Friendship

Justice Antonin Scalia’s love of debate was one of the things that drew him to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman with whom he disagreed on many things, including many aspects of the law.