[quote="james678, post:34, topic:195011"]
he didnt say this.
more anticatholic internet propaganda people have sucked up. this is worse than the christian quotes attributed to gandhi and buddha online.
his major work was Summa Theologica. you wont find it there. you wont find a source for it, even though his works are online.
all you will find it sourced in is internet nonsense, some attributing it to a false cite.
Rather, it is in his (I believe) unfinished supplement to the Summa.
Do you consider NewAdvent a reliable enough Catholic source?
If so: newadvent.org/summa/5094.htm
"I answer that, Nothing should be denied the blessed that belongs to the perfection of their beatitude. Now everything is known the more for being compared with its contrary, because when contraries are placed beside one another they become more conspicuous. Wherefore in order that the happiness of the saints may be more delightful to them and that they may render more copious thanks to God for it, they are allowed to see perfectly the sufferings of the damned. "
I personally find the idea abhorrent and considered it false during my Catholic days. I do not see why any Catholic would need to accept the belief as dogma--the entire canon of Aquinas is not considered infallible. A Catholic certainly need not accept this belief to be in line with their Church.
There is no getting around the fact that he said it, however.