Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., STD delivering the annual St. Thomas Day Lecture at St. Vincent Ferrer in New York. He considers the basics of John Paul II's "theology of the body" apropos the perennial wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, whom JPII himself taught, the Church has justly and consistently proposed as a master of thought (i.e., as such) (see Fides et ratio, n. 43). Fr. Petri teaches theology at Providence College.