Our prayers should also rise to God for the comforting and spiritual healing of his widow, Maureen McCarthy Scalia, whom he married in 1960 and who bore him nine children. Truly an example of a genuinely Catholic marriage of nearly 56 years duration. And also for his children who must be bereft. I hope that Ruth Bader Ginsberg, his close friend, despite evident philosophical differences, will be allowed some role in the aftermath of his death. And Clarence Thomas, as well. Thomas will have to step up now and lead the conservatives on SCOTUS.