Mike Flynn on the Dangerous Komminnissism of St. Thomas Aquinas

Mike Flynn on the Dangerous Komminnissism of St. Thomas Aquinas February 7, 2015

Now according to the natural order established by Divine Providence, inferior things are ordained for the purpose of succoring man’s needs by their means. Wherefore the division and appropriation of things, which are based on human law, do not preclude the fact that man’s needs have to be remedied by means of these very things. Hence whatever certain people have in superabundance is due, by natural law, to the purpose of succoring the poor.

— S. Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica, II-2 Q 66 Art 7, resp.

No wonder the Moderns were so anxious to get rid of Natural Law! Thomas goes on to say:

Since, however, there are many who are in need, while it is impossible for all to be succored by means of the same thing, each one is entrusted with the stewardship of his own things, so that out of them he may come to the aid of those who are in need. Nevertheless, if the need be so manifest and urgent, that it is evident that the present need must be remedied by whatever means be at hand (for instance when a person is in some imminent danger, and there is no other possible remedy), then it is lawful for a man to succor his own need by means of another’s property, by taking it either openly or secretly: nor is this properly speaking theft or robbery.

Hence, Jean Valjean was guilty of no sin when he stole a loaf of bread to feed the children of his widowed sister, though the secular state (with the post hoc blessing, we assume, of Ayn Rand) chased him his entire life.

The papacy of Francis is even starting to corrupt the Angelic Doctor.

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