Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice [Thomas]: I Am ‘Unapologetically Catholic’
Posted on 05/18/2018 4:28:34 AM PDT by marshmallow
Justice Clarence Thomas speaks to Catholic graduates
FRONT ROYAL, Va. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Supreme Court justice is boldly proclaiming his Catholic faith.
On Saturday, Justice Clarence Thomas told the 39th graduating class of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia that the school "is a decidedly Catholic college, and I am decidedly and unapologetically Catholic."
"I have no doubt that this faith will do the same for each of you if you let it and perhaps even if you don't; it is not a tether," he continued. "But rather it is a guide, the way, the truth and the life."
Christendom honored the Supreme Court justice with the Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to God and Country before he addressed the graduates.
"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 explained to 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."
He also recounted his relationship with late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, a close friend and also a devout Catholic:
Justice Scalia and I were from very different backgrounds, but we agreed on so much and trusted each other. Implicity we saw so much the same way before I arrived at the court in 1991. I had never met him, so we had no prior relationship. He provided what should have been obvious all along. Your Catholic formation was your bond. He said there it was our mutual formation of moral character since that day. I've thought often about it.
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I’d like to know if Thomas finds the current Pope to be Catholic.
One of the reasons Justice Thomas is such an excellent Supreme Court Justice.
He was a member of this church before his present job.
I’m unapologetically Catholic and I think this pope is a POS.
Somehow I missed that Thomas was a Catholic. Great news.
Probably one of the few good things old man Bush did was to nominate Justice Thomas.
“Probably one of the few good things old man Bush did was to nominate Justice Thomas.”
That was before Truro got into a mega lawsuit with the Diocese and ECUSA because Truro (and Falls Church and a few others) wanted to remain traditional Episcopalian as the main body was becoming ever more politically correct, as personified by the ordination of Bishop Gene Robinson. Truro ultimately lost that suit, and the Diocese won the property if not the worshipers.
At one point Truro aligned with the the African-based and more traditional Anglican communion, rather than the American. That may still be the case. We went there several times (never joined) before also turning to the Catholic Church.
There’s just no comparing the parish that Justice Thomas belonged to to today’s Episcopal parishes. The Anglican movement may the only saving grace or the church in the USA.
A bad pope is a trial for the faithful, but it’s happened before. We do our best to carry on despite him.
God bless Justice Thomas.
I should hope so Clarence
Youd have made a fine Pope
FYI: Justice Thomas graduated high school from St. John Vianney’s Minor Seminary in Savannah and then attended Conception Seminary College in Missouri, before transferring to the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. His Catholic roots run deep.
<>Thomas is also a Natural Law jurist, who believes the Constitution is based on transcendent principles that come from God, which find their highest civic expression in the Declaration of Independence, with its language about inalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” bestowed on creatures by “their Creator.”<>
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