Back in 2008, I wrote a piece for the Register titled, “Instrument of Peace,” with the subtitle, “Bill Clark, the Catholic Leader America Forgot.” It was about an extraordinary man that every U.S. Catholic should know about and pause to give thanks for — and certainly not forget. His name was William P. Clark, better known as Bill Clark or Judge Clark.
I shared an inspiring story of a man born in Oxnard, Calif., in October 1931, the son of ranchers and cowboys who became a rancher and cowboy himself. He attended Catholic prep schools and colleges and searched for his place in this world. That search ultimately took him to an Augustinian novitiate in New York in the fall of 1950,...READ MORE