U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the commencement address to Christendom College. Christendom is a Catholic liberal arts school in Virginia. He gave a profound testimony of his Catholic Faith which touched the hearts of the students.
“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 said. “Something restrained me in those days of the 1960s and 1970s. This inner restraint was called a ‘hang-up’ or an inhibition."
“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.”
Justice Thomas is fearless in proclaiming his Catholic faith. In a Interview with the Daily Caller earlier this year he explained that he goes to Daily Catholic Mass: