Sunday, September 13, 2015

This semester Fr.Tommaso Stancati O.P teaches the new theology at the Angelicum based on LG 16 being explicit for us instead of implicit

At the Angelicum University in the first cycle of theology for students they are offered a course titled Il mistero della Chiesa ( The Mystery of the Church).It will be a theological introduction to the new ecclesiology according to Vatican Council II Introduzione teologica alla nuova ecclesiologia cattolica del Concilio Vaticano II) based on Lumen Gentium ( Dogmatic Constitution of the Church)
During this course Fr.Tommaso Stancati O.P will speak on how Lumen Gentium has ushered in a new ecclesiology, since LG 16, LG 8, LG 14 refer to not implicit but explicit cases.For him they are not invisible cases in 2015.So these explicit cases (even though in Heaven)  are exceptions to the traditional ecclesiology .They are visible exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus for him.Ecclesiology has changed for the Dominican priest.There  is no more exclusive salvation in the Church. LG 16, LG 8 ,LG 14 refer to non Catholics saved without the baptism of water and are so evidence of salvation outside the Church.
For me, LG 16, LG 8 and  LG 14 refer to invisible, implicit and known only to God cases.The text of LG 8, LG 14 and  LG 16 do not state that these cases are explicit or exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.So I do not make any irrational and non traditional inference. Nor does the text of Vatican Council II in Lumen Gentium 16 mention that these cases  exclude the baptism of water in the Catholic Church.So they cannot be exceptions to the Feeneyite version of the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
Yet all this will be wrongly inferred by Fr.Stancati and the other Dominican professors.Then they will conclude that Vatican Council II is a break with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.Vatican Council II has a hermenutic of discontinuity with the old exclusivist ecclesiology.So with this irrationality they will teach at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome that there is a new ecclesiology.Students are expected to infer that LG 16, LG 8, LG 14 refer to known cases in the present times since they are exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
-Lionel Andrades


TI 1318 Il mistero della Chiesa. 5 ECTS Il mysterium Ecclesiæ: metodologia teologica ed ecclesiologia. La teologia della Chiesa nel Nuovo Testamento. L’ecclesiologia patristica: caratteri principali. Introduzione teologica alla nuova ecclesiologia cattolica del Concilio Vaticano II: la Costituzione dogmatica sulla Chiesa Lumen Gentium. Analisi particolareggiata e commento teologico dei temi biblico-teologici più rilevanti dei capp. I-III della Lumen Gentium. N.B. I restanti capitoli della Lumen Gentium saranno oggetto dello studio personale dello studente sul testo di base suggerito (o su altro testo concordato col Docente). 
16 PRIMO CICLO FACOLTÀ DI TEOLOGIA BIBLIOGRAFIA: T. STANCATI, Ecclesiologia biblica e dogmatica, Ed. Domenicane Italiane, Napoli 2008; B. FORTE, La Chiesa della Trinità, Ed. San Paolo, 1995; G. PHILIPS, L’Église et son mystère, Desclée, Paris 19755; trad. it. La Chiesa e il suo mistero nel Concilio Vaticano II, Jaca Book, Milano 19822. T. STANCATI, O.P. Lun. 10.30-12.15; Mar. 9.30-10.1 (Emphasis added)

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