Wow, praise the Lord!
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently delivered the commencement address to Christendom College, a Catholic liberal arts school in Virginia. And it was quite the speech!
“I spent 25 years of my life in the wilderness away from the Church, and yet the clarion call of Sunday church bells never went away,” he told the students. “Something restrained me in those days of the 1960s and 1970s. This inner restraint was called a ‘hang-up’ or an inhibition. In fact, it was a conscience – a Catholic conscience that had been formed in a world much like this wonderful college.
“This is a decidedly and unapologetically Catholic college. And I am decidedly and unapologetically Catholic.”
He continued: “It is this faith that has been the guiding beacon during some difficult and seemingly hopeless times, even when I had turned my heart against it and turned by back on it. And I have no doubt that this faith will do the same for you if you let it.”
Here’s the full video (Justice Thomas’s remarks about being Catholic start at 8:36):
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