Suffering Ridicule for Jesus

“Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.” — Matthew 5:11-12

I have a bust and portrait of Thomas More in my chambers; Edmund Campion is one of my heroes; and I can probably date my serious appreciation for Catholicism from the day when, as a young man, I saw a Catholic priest preaching the faith from a soap-box and being heckled at Hyde Park Corner… — Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia

Martyrdom of St Edmund Campion

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