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 "the Cross and the Summa Theologica" 
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This is very interesting: a Freemason Grandmaster puts St. Thomas's Summa on par with the Holy Cross!

From The Life of Pius X by F. A. Forbes, imprimatur 1918 (pgs. 45-46, my emphasis):
The difficulties between Church and State in Italy had culminated seven years before in the nomination of Crispi, a man wholly hostile to the Church [and a friend of Garibaldi, another Freemason], as Prime Minister. On the eve of the elections in 1890 his friend Semmi, like himself a Freemason and Grand Master of the Italian lodges, had spoken strongly on the necessity of destroying the Great Enemy [i.e., the Catholic Church]. "We have applied the knife to the centre of superstition," he wrote in a wonderful combination of mixed metaphors, "and the very presence of ***** at the head of Government is a guarantee that the Vatican will fall beneath the blows of our vivifying hammer. Let us work with all our strength to scatter its stones, that we may build with them a temple to an emancipated nation. The enemy is the Pope; we must wage a relentless war against him. The Papacy, although but a phantom presiding over ruins, yet reflects a certain glory, waving as it does in face of, and in defiance of the world, the Cross and the Summa Theologica. A miserable crowd still prostrates itself to adore. It must be war to the knife."
Someone said:
The Holy Cross is the war banner of the Church. The Summa is the strategic and tactical manual for the war. Even a Freemason got it, eh?

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