Regarding “Many U.S. Catholic leaders welcome new justice,” Nov. 6, Page 29:

Some Catholic bishops, academics and policy experts hailed the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, according to the article. Others complimented her as brilliant, open-minded, and a superb legal scholar and judge. However, “at the same time, a large group of Notre Dame faculty had urged Barrett to turn down the nomination so voters could have a say in who could be the next justice.” By ignoring the Constitution, the faculty group set a poor example for their students; the faculty were neither brilliant nor open-minded. The voters had a say when they voted in November 2014, 2016 and 2018. Now, each of us may speculate as to the faculty members’ motives.

Tim Flynn

Lake Oswego