Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[68] Of Illegitimate Children
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We must now consider children of illegitimate birth. Under this head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether those born out of true marriage are illegitimate?

A[2] Whether children should suffer any loss through being illegitimate?

A[3] Whether they can be legitimized?