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Monday, April 13, 2009

0066: Pope John Paul II on Aquinas’ Actus Essendi (I)

Entry 0066: Pope John Paul II on Aquinas’ Actus Essendi (I)

As late as 1999, in his Apostolic Letter Inter Munera Academiarum, John Paul II remarked, “I considered it opportune to revise the Statutes of the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas [Aquinas], so that the metaphysical realism of the actus essendi which pervades all the Angelic Doctor’s philosophy and theology can enter into dialogue with the many directions in today’s research and doctrine.”