John Roberts attends "Red Mass"

Thomas Paikeday thomaspaikeday at SPRINT.CA
Sun Oct 2 18:17:26 UTC 2005

For a simplistic answer without even googling the term, "Red Mass" is a
tradition in the R.C. Church; I'm used to it from over 60 years ago, from my
days as a child in the capital of Kerala, India. It is meant for the legal
profession, for the Church to exercise control over them, as with other
matters of public worship, which may not be the right reverend thing to say!

T. M. Paikeday

----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip E. Cleary" <philip.cleary at VERIZON.NET>
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: John Roberts attends "Red Mass"

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> <Red Mass? Are the Reds massing? Are red-staters massing?>
> No, but the priest is wearing red vestments.
> Phil Cleary

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