As numerous popes have said in different ways, the philosophical and theological thought of St. Thomas Aquinas is critical for understanding the truth about higher things.
In fact, what many people do not know is that the Church has not only praised and defended the use of scholastic theology and philosophy, but she has also looked at the most well-known scholastic theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas, as the model to be followed in these areas.
Here are just a few quotes to draw your attention to the emphasis the Church has placed on the method of Aquinas:
“Aquinas alone enlightened the Church more than all other doctors; a man can derive more profit in a year from his books than from spending his whole life studying the doctrines of others.” – Pope John XXII
Aquinas is “the most brilliant light of the Church” – St. Pius V
Aquinas’ works are “…more brilliant than the sun and written without the shadow of error.” – Pope Benedict XIII
Aquinas is “the leader and master of theology, whose divine genius fashioned weapons marvelously suited to protect the truth and destroy the many errors of the times… to disregard Aquinas cannot be done without suffering great harm.” – Pope Pius X
Aquinas was “…a master whose doctrine should be followed in a special way at all times.” – Pope Benedict XV
Aquinas is “… a master of thought and a model of the right way to do theology.” – Pope John Paul II
For this reason, I have created the Aquinas School of Theology and Philosophy as a way of teaching and propagating his thought throughout the world.
This first orientation video will give you the general structure of the curriculum.