Monday, July 14, 2008

John Paul II on the Philosophy of Being

Entry 0027: John Paul II on the Philosophy of Being

In Memory and Identity (
New York: Rizzoli, 2005, p 12), Pope John Paul II writes, If we wish to speak rationally about good and evil, we have to return to Saint Thomas Aquinas, that is, to the philosophy of being.”

Monday, July 7, 2008

Benedict XVI on Aquinas (I)

Entry 0026: Benedict XVI on Aquinas (I)

During his Apostolic Journey to Germany on the occasion of the XX World Youth Day, in praising the city of Cologne, Pope Benedict XVI remarked, "
I would like to recall that . . . Thomas Aquinas, the greatest theologian of the West, studied and taught here" (Address at the Cathedral of Cologne, 18 August 2005).