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The understanding of when conception ensoulment etc occur has varied throughout the ages. Ss. Thomas Aquinnas, and Augustine both espoused what their ages knew and believed about conception and ensoulment.

The Church however does hold that as the earliest possible time that a soul is infused into the body can be at what we understand today to be conception. As we don’t know when that occurs, we default to the earliest possible point that it could occur.