Jack White was raised a devout Catholic, and both his parents worked for the Archdiocese of Detroit. He served as an altar boy in his youth and contemplated the priesthood. The teenage White accepted a place in a seminary in Wisconsin, but changed his mind when he realized he probably wouldn't have been able to bring along his new amplifier. White still identifies with Catholicism, but can find spiritual fulfillment in other religions. "I feel strongly connected to God," White told Relevant magazine
. "My roots are Catholic by default. I can take elements from Buddhism or other religions and see the similarities and differences in those, and learn from those, but at the end of the day, I don't care as much about man's interpretation of religion. What I care about is what God tells me directly."