Justice Alito Warns Seminarians of Threats to Religious Liberty, Free Speech

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, a south Jersey native and “something of a Philly boy” according to local news, spoke at the graduation of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Reporters were not allowed to record the event. But one local news outlet reports he gave a strong warning about diminishing respect for religion here in the United States, and issued a call to stand with Christian martyrs abroad: “For most of my life, American people have been united in their strong respect for religious liberty. But recently, things have started to change,” Alito said. He added: “The