St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor, on The Natural Law


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January 28th is the Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and Doctor of the Church.  Known as the Angelic Doctor, he wrote the Summa Theologiae as well as Adoro te devote, O salutaris, Tantum ergo, and Pange lingua. Arguably the greatest philosopher of all time and unarguably one of the greatest (even among agnostic and athiests).

The daily prescription, a quotation from St. Thomas’ Tretise on Law.” and taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1955.

“The natural law is nothing other than the light of understanding placed in us by God; through it we know what we must do and what must be avoided. God has given this light or law at the creation.”

So if we examine our consciences daily, practicing our “logic muscle” in light of our actions, we can, according to St. Thomas come to better understand what we must do and what we must not do (and in turn, know right from wrong.)


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