Skip to comments.Trenton parish joins Alito's mother in celebrating his nomination
Posted on 11/02/2005 8:23:34 AM PST by Coleus
TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) -- The nomination of Judge Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 31 was big news around Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in the Trenton suburb of Hamilton, the parish where Alito grew up, received the sacraments of first Communion, confirmation and marriage, and served as a lector.
If Alito is confirmed, he will become the second native son of Trenton to serve on the highest judicial bench in the land. The other is Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who is also a Catholic.
The 55-year-old Alito was baptized at Sacred Heart Parish in Trenton.
Alito's mother, Rose, who will turn 91 later this year, remains an active member of the parish, now known as Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony.
Early Oct. 31, the atmosphere around Fenwood Avenue, where Alito and his sister, Rosemary, grew up and his mother still lives, began to hum with excitement.
Rose Alito said she had learned the news earlier from her son, and found out that President George W. Bush had made the announcement when the first of countless telephone calls came in.
"Someone called me and told me about the president's announcement," she said. "I've been getting so many telephone calls and there are so many people here, it's wonderful."
Rose Alito told The Monitor, Trenton diocesan newspaper, that she expects her son to excel during the confirmation process. "He's very strong. I know that he'll do a very good job because he does a good job wherever he goes."
Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, said that by the time he called Rose Alito to offer his congratulations "news photographers were already there taking her picture."
"People were descending on the house," he said. "Even here at the parish, I'm getting calls from The Associated Press and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"This is really an exciting honor for the parish and we just hope the process goes well for him," Msgr. Gervasio added. "Some worry that it will be a tough process but people here are really proud of him. There's a real sense of pride that there soon may be two native Trentonians on the Supreme Court."
If Alito is confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, it would be the first time in history that the nation's highest court would have a majority of justices who are Catholic.
He and his family presently attend Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Roseland, NJ
They don't live in Trenton. They live in Hamilton which is a suburb directly adjacent to Trenton. Like most people his age, they were all born in Trenton as that's where all the hospitals were located in the 50s.
I'm proud of Alito, New Jersey my Italian heritage as well. I wish this man great success. New Jersey...oh the good times we used to have there and the good meals around my parents dinner table with all those wonderful Italian foods on Sunday afternoons. Good times.. GOOD times. Am sure Alito's mother, sister and rest of the family are VERY proud of their son and his family. God bless them all.
Gonna be hell to pay if the dems start smearing him
"I know if you go 2 blocks past the state house you enter the slums. It's a decadent city."
I once parked across the street from the state capitol and when I returned, I found a brick through the car window and my tennis racket gone.
What a wonderful (and in some places, now lost) tradition. I know it helped to shape him - the family, the parish life. Alito is a wonderful choice. I'm praying and hoping he can run the DNC gauntlet and become the next member of SCOTUS.
Yes, good times for sure. Family, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, big dinners, loving parents, loving kids who loved their parents and families. Lots of fun and laughter. Our parents are gone now but they might as well still be here because they left us with so many wonderful memories of days gone by. There's not a day goes by I don't think of my mom and dad. God bless Alito and all his family. He is a good man and the slime will try to beat him down but I think they bit off more than they can chew on this one. Ciao! :)
It sounds just wonderful, a wonderful way to grow up. It seems to be a tradition lost on many anymore. That kind of experience helped shape so many of us, even those of us who didn't have that regularly.
God bless Alito and all his family. He is a good man and the slime will try to beat him down but I think they bit off more than they can chew on this one. Ciao! :)
Bttt! I agree, God bless Alito and his family. I knew he had to be good when planned parenthood came out with emails blazing on the rumor that he might, just might, be one of the possibilities. The more I read, the more I like. I hope and pray you're right! ;-)
I think if we had more family meals at home around a dinnr table together and more contact with relatives and good family friends...the world might be a better place. The parents are the anchors of the home. The fems won't like this but...it's true that the Father is the head of the home and the Mother the heart of the home. When you actually read it it's correct. It's the man who went out there and provided for the family. The mother remained in the home and the HEART of the home. prepared food, baked goods, etc and she loved her family first. Her husband and children loved and respected the wife and mother. That's the way it was with us and with all my friends growing up.
The moterh and father need to sit at the head seats of the table and the children on the sides. Without order there is chaos and look at what we have in the world today. There are those out there who want to destroy the man of the house and the heart of the home. But...from what I have been reading lately...young women want to stay at home and raise their families. I applaud them for that. After all...how did the children come into this world...by magic?
Alito will prevail and so will our great country. We just need more and more strong and loving moms and dads who teach their children right from wrong from the very beginning. When I see young people behaving in such terrible ways it seems to me they are crying out for someone to love and care for them. They want to live in an orderly home surrounded by love but...I think a lot of parents have failed their children and failed in their role as parents.
A house is made of wood and the like but a home is made by the love inside.
Absolutely, and it was different in those days. The norm, in a good way. The feminazis hate it. It's almost visceral with them. And they tried their best to 'help' an entire generation or 2 of us ladies with their ideas. Some of us even started to buy into it, others did full on, and the proof is in the pudding.
Without order there is chaos and look at what we have in the world today. There are those out there who want to destroy the man of the house and the heart of the home. But...from what I have been reading lately...young women want to stay at home and raise their families. I applaud them for that. After all...how did the children come into this world...by magic?
It's wonderful to see. Men have been almost completely written out of so many places. And it's heartening to see that the first wave of young mothers, many of whom were themselves raised by mothers who were urged to fulfill themselves in the workplace or were forced to as a result of the shift in culture, choosing to stay home with their own children.
Alito will prevail and so will our great country. We just need more and more strong and loving moms and dads who teach their children right from wrong from the very beginning.
It's really encouraging to see him as a potential member of SCOTUS.
When I see young people behaving in such terrible ways it seems to me they are crying out for someone to love and care for them.
I work with a children's group in my parish, and this is so true. Even with the little ones, it's easy to see where there is chaos for some and calm for others and the behaviors that result. They are just crying out for someone to love them, not as little posessions, but as little people.
Great post. Yes, they have tried to move men out of everything. It's not working. I love men to be the way they are and women the way they are. I don't love mean, abusive men nor women who behave in appropriately. But good men and good women in charge of a loving household with discipline and caring? Can't beat it with a stick no matter how much the fems try. They are just so bitter and hate men. They talked women into THINKING they were nothing when in reality the fems were nothing.
I say go all you young mothers who don't have to work. Stay at home with your children, love them, teach them, discipline them, teach them about God, manners, right and wrong and respect for elders and school etc. That's the job of a parent. We don't bring home a puppy and just let him live on his own...therefore, we don't bring children into the world and let them raise themselves. They have no clue as to what is right and wrong. They only know fun and no danger. It is up to the ADULTS to guide them in the right ways and down the right paths. Oh what a joy to the parents when their children are adults and say: Thanks! or...I hope I can be HALF the parent to my children that you and dad were to me." Wow. No award hollywood ever gave could equal that award...none. Plus the fact the awards they get tarnish and tossed over the years. The award of Thanks and I hope I can be ...etc, live on forever in the memories, heart and soul of us parents. Children are the gift that keeps on giving...too bad parents don't realize that. God bless you and yours.
Bttt. So true.
Children are the gift that keeps on giving...too bad parents don't realize that. God bless you and yours.
Exactly. God bless you and yours, too.