Angilbert (fl. ca. 840/50), On the Battle Which was Fought at Fontenoy

The Law of Christians is broken,
Blood by the hands of hell profusely shed like rain,
And the throat of Cerberus bellows songs of joy.

Angelbertus, Versus de Bella que fuit acta Fontaneto

Fracta est lex christianorum
Sanguinis proluvio, unde manus inferorum,
gaudet gula Cerberi.


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St. Thomas Aquinas, Original Texts

  1.  Corpus Thomisticum: S. Thomae de Aquino Opera Omnia  All of St. Thomas Aquinas's works in their original Latin courtesy of the University of Navarre in Pamplona, Spain.
  2. Summa Theologica in English  This is St. Thomas Aquinas's magnum opus.  Most important for anyone interested in the natural law is the so-called "Treatise on Law" which is in the Prima Secundae Partis, Articles 90-108.  The English translation is found in the New Advent website.  General treatment of the essence of law is handled in Article 90, of the various kinds of law is handled in Article 91, of the effects of law, Article 92Article 93 handles the eternal law.  Article 94, the natural law.  Human law is handled in Article 95, Article 96, and Article 97, treating of human law generally, its power, and its mutability, respectively.  Articles 98 through 105 address the Mosaic Law.  More specifically, Article 98 handles the old law geneally, with Article 99 addressing its precepts, Article 100 its moral precepts, Article 101 its ceremonial precepts, Article 102 the causes for the ceremonial precepts, and Article 103 their duration.  Article 104 handles the Mosaic judicial precepts, and Article 105 the reason for those.  The Law of the Gospel is hanlded in Article 106, and its comparison with the Mosaic Law is handled in Article 107Article 108 handles the content of the New Law.

Important Magisterial Documents
  1.  Veritatis Splendor  Latin for "The Splendor of Truth," Veritatis Splendor is an Encylical by John Paul II covering fundamental moral teachings of the Church.  It is a touchstone for anyone interested in the natural moral law, regardless of one's religious confession.