The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
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(02-06-2012, 03:04 AM)City Smurf Wrote:
(02-06-2012, 02:53 AM)INPEFESS Wrote: :) That's funny provided that you don't succumb to the contagious idea that because he is fallible everything he said should be taken with a grain of salt.

There is an unhealthy attitude in traditional circles to cast off any teachings from the Angelic Doctor they don't like simply because he was wrong in his opinion about the Immaculate Conception. He has been found to be right in so much more, and Scholasticism was made the official school of the Church, yet this is almost completely ignored in light of the fact that he was once wrong. This is not a healthy attitude for any Catholic, especially a layperson.

He don't get me wrong.  I believe that Aquinas should be the standard for Catholics of the Latin tradition (and because of the Church's great respect for him, he shouldn't be taken lightly by the Eastern traditions).

I was just joking around  :grin:.

O.K., that's what I thought, but I was just making sure. I think we can both agree that we've seen that attitude, and I was just hoping you weren't legitimately trying to make that point under a guise of being silly. Unfortunately, too many Catholics do appeal to that very argument, and they're perfectly serious about it. Pax Christi tecum!
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