Amy Coney Barrett: spotlight falls on secretive Catholic group People of Praise - 2020-09-26

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F345.png Amy Coney Barrett: spotlight falls on secretive Catholic group People of Praise September 26, 2020, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian

Donald Trump's expected nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is drawing attention to a secretive Catholic "covenant community" called People of Praise that counts Barrett as a member and faces claims of adhering to a "highly authoritarian" structure.

The 48-year-old appellate court judge has said she is a "faithful Catholic" but that her religious beliefs would not "bear in the discharge of my duties as a judge".

At the same time, the Louisiana native and Notre Dame Law graduate, a favorite among Trump's evangelical Christian base, has said legal careers ought not to be seen as means of gaining satisfaction, prestige or money, but rather "as a means to the end of serving God".

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{{cite news | first = Stephanie | last = Kirchgaessner | title = Amy Coney Barrett: spotlight falls on secretive Catholic group People of Praise | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/26/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-donald-trump-people-of-praise | work = The Guardian | date = September 26, 2020 | accessdate = September 27, 2020 }}