Immaculate Conception

On the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception I want to put to rest a myth in Catholic Theology. St. Thomas Aquinas didn't deny the Immaculate Conception. If you ever hear this comment you will now have the tools necessary to defend the Angelic Doctor against those who would try to defame him using the Blessed Mother.

the principles of St. Thomas, as we have observed, do not decide against the privilege, they even lead to it, at the same time as the mind is acquiring an explicit notion of preservative redemption.

Read the article linked by Don Paco. It is very short and very clear. He simply shows the three intellectual phases of Aquinas' thought concerning the Immaculate Conception. I'm always discouraged when I even hear Dominicans repeat the myth. We should be better defenders of our brother Thomas.

Happy reading!