The Common Doctor of the Church is Uncommon in Seminaries

We so heartily approve the magnificent tribute of praise bestowed upon this most divine genius that We consider that Thomas should be called not only the Angelic, but also the Common or Universal Doctor of the Church; for the Church has adopted his philosophy for her own (Studiorum Ducem, 29 June, 1923, Pope Pius XI).

Born: 1225
Died: 1274
Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church: 1567 by Pope Pius V
Feast Day (pre-1962 calendar): March 7th

When I started writing articles on the Doctors of the…

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