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Feast Day of the Angelic Doctor

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

 

 

In a time when far too many people doubt that truth even exists, it is good to recall Saint Thomas Aquinas, who used the intellect God blessed him with all his life to ferret out the truth.  At the end of his life, the Angelic Doctor had a mystical experience before the Eucharist and stopped writing.  When asked about it, he said that what he had seen made all of his writings seem like mere straw in comparison.  His writings will endure as long as Man endures, a tribute to what the human mind, enlightened by Faith, can accomplish.  However, it is his sublime and victorious faith in Christ which is his real monument.

 

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

2 Comments

  1. If one wants a reason for the sorry state of the Church today, one needs to look no further than Vatican II when theology was placed in the hands of Modernists Karl Rahner S.J., Hans Kung, Yves Congar, O.P., M.D. Chenu, O.P. with the approval of Pope John XXIII, and Thomas Aquinas, O.P. was set aside.

  2. Reflecting upon St. Thomas Aquinas’s quote above in light of Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia, the clergy will have to decide in the very final act.
    Will they explain the truth or will they bow to the poor teaching of PF?
    The burden will not be light on the backs of our Priests.
    In doing the right thing they will be scorned and accused of being rigid.
    In giving communion they risk spreading scandal through out their community.
    Heavy burden..thanks PF. False mercy comes at a price.

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