Rev. Paul Scalia apologized for not wearing a mask at a recent White House event, saying the action “did not follow my own expectations, caused disquiet and anxiety, and have distracted from the work of the Gospel.”

Rev. Paul Scalia, son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, finishes a prayer at a memorial service for his father, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)