You raise some excellent points here, Geremia.
If this is true it deserves wide distribution. I have not heard or heard of one
specific acknowledgement from this Pope or from the cleric Joseph Ratzinger
ever, regarding the importance and value of learning the lessons of the
Angelic Doctor. BTW he was known as the Angelic Doctor because he went
into great detail on the reality of the angels, above all his predecessors
combined, and now we can say even since his time. No one can give any
credible teaching on the angels today without some reference to the doctrine
of the Church as expounded by the Angelic Doctor.
...since his famous 2005 Hermeneutic of Continuity speech said reason today is different than it was in St. Thomas's time, thus we need a new St. Thomas. Bp. Tissier discusses this in his excellent Faith Imperiled by Reason: Benedict XVI's Hermeneutics, which Bp. Morerod, O.P., recently unfoundedly criticized.
Now, to say that reason itself is different today than it was in those days is,
IMHO, tantamount to the doctrine of devils, that is, the fallen
angels. What it is.