It's been said that the Dominicans opposed the doctrine of the immaculate conception and excessive Mariolatry before they threw in the towel once it became a codified dogma. Thomas Aquinas is said to have been a forerunner to the Dominicans. I've heard Roman Catholic apologists smear them by saying most Dominicans were not that holy and very few became saints because they lacked sufficient grace due to denial of these Marian dogmas. Depending on how you look at it, Dominicans were either demons or what to non-Romanists are good Christians. The claim that Aquinas confessed to accepting belief in the immaculate conception is argued to be a forgery and late insertion. Likewise, the original Dominican rosary prayer format was less tailored towards such a high view of Mary as it was later, which would make sense if, like in the case of Aquinas, was to undo the influence of the Dominicans which went contrary to the controversial dogmas of the day. Another attempt to smear the Dominican reaction to Romanist corruptions is the fact that many were involved in calling out the perversion in the church which foreshadows the sex scandals prevalent nowadays. Romanists claim this was an exaggeration due to prejudice against their theological opposites, but there may have been more Romanists--not simply Dominicans--who were involved in recognizing these abuses in the church early on than the supposed 'fabrications' attributed to reformers like Martin Luther. What else is there to say regarding the role of Dominicans in the Catholic Church? I'd like to know how much of these is true including the addendums attributed to Aquinas and other notable figures from this and other orders.