My dear brother priests, President McLean, President-Elect O’Reilly, faculty, staff, students, members of the graduating Class of 2022, family members and friends, and all my dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
I am deeply honored to have been asked to deliver the Commencement Address for this first graduating class of Thomas Aquinas College at its Northfield Campus. I would also like to thank Dr. Michael McLean as he takes leave as president of the College for his exemplary service to Catholic higher education by promoting so effectively the Catholic intellectual tradition. Dr. McLean, in the name of the Church, I sincerely thank you for your accompanying generations of students in the pursuit of all that is good, beautiful, and true. May God bless you abundantly for all you have done for Thomas Aquinas College and for the Church. Read the rest of Bishop McManus’s address here.