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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels!

St. Thomas teaches that each individual angel is a species unto himself, since there's no distinction between two incorporeal beings of the same species.

So while you might be justified in saying that angelfood cake is the baked good appropriate for today, I would answer that a jelly donut is likewise appropriate, as being a species distinct from angelfood cake just as my guardian angel is distinct from yours.