Friday, June 1, 2018

Ludwig Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma is Cushingite, it overlooks an irrationality in the Letter of the Holy Office 1949.Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Prof Robert Fastiggi also use the false premise to interpret BOD, BOB and I.I and Magisterial documents to create a schism with the past popes

Luwig Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma uses Cushingite philosophy and theology.So it assumes that unknown cases of the baptism of desire, baptism of blood and being saved in invincible ignorance are known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS), as it was known to the popes and saints of the past.
For the Magisterium in the 16th century, EENS was Feeneyite and not Cushingite, since BOD, BOB and I.l were Feeneyite and not Cushingite.
So this is a theological and doctrinal flaw in Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma and it,like the Arian heresy of the past,  has spread throughout the Catholic Church today.
It is also with Cushingism that Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Prof. Robert Fastiggi interpret Vatican Council II and EENS.
Prof. Fastiggi is critical of Fr. Leonard Feeney. But Fr.Feeney did not say that he could see invisible people on earth, he refused to say that people in Heaven were objective exceptions on earth to the traditional interpretation of EENS. He did  not interpret BOD,BOB and I.I with Cushingism,like Prof. Fastiggi, Ralph Martin and Phillip Blosser and the rest of the faculty at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, USA.
In 1949 the Holy Office made a mistake when it assumed invisible cases of BOD, BOB and I.I were visible exceptions to Feeneyite EENS. It also created a schism with the past popes. The Cushingite error was repeated in Vatican Council II by Council Fathers and Cardinal Ratzinger upheld the mistake in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), Redemptoris Missio, Dominus Iesus, Balamand Declaration, Code of Canon Law (1983) and two theological papers of the International Theological Commission.It was a direct attack on the dogma EENS with the use of an irrational premise to create a non traditional conclusion.
Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma is used in religions formation by Catholic traditionalists and liberals.
Like the apologists John Hardon, Monsgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton and Fr. William Most, Ott did not know that BOD, BOB and I.I were being interpreted by the liberal theologians as a rupture with Tradition.They did this by confusing what is invisible as visible, implicit as explicit and hypothetical as being defacto and objective known in the present times.So their narrative was that Mystici Corporis, Quanta Cura and the Catechisms of Pius X and Trent contradicted Feeneyite EENS when BOD, BOB and I.I were mentioned. But this was false. Since BOD, BOB and I.I can only be hypothetical. This is a given. This was how St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine understood it.
Fr.John Hardon used this flawed reasoning also in the interpretation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church(1994)  and Vatican Council II.
For me, the Catechism(1994) and Vatican Council II can be interpreted with Feeneyism, that is , without the false premise.So the conclusion is not a rupture with Tradition.
-Lionel Andrades

From Rorate Caeili
A few weeks ago Baronius Press released what it describes as a new edition of Ludwig Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. Although based on the original translation by Dr. Patrick Lynch it has been "fully revised and updated" by Dr. Robert Fastiggi, apparently in the light of Ott's 1969 German text of the Fundamentals. The preface to the new edition by Dr. Fastiggi -- full text on the Baronius Press website -- describes at length the revisions made to the translation. In the preface, Fastiggi notes that "(w)hile Fr. Ott made some revisions in 1969, it would be wrong to find in these any notable change in his theological posture from the decade prior to Vatican II. Ludwig Ott always remained faithful to the Church’s perennial Magisterium, and he is careful to distinguish theological speculations from the constant teaching of the Church"

For this edition of the Fundamentals the Foreword came from no other than Bishop Athanasius Schneider. The full text, as provided on the Baronius Press website:

Ludwig Ott’s Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma has proven to be an indispensable guide to Catholic doctrine since it was first published in the 1950’s. Whether in the original language or in its French and English translations, it has been favoured by generations of readers because of its rare combination of relative brevity with comprehensiveness. I congratulate Baronius Press and Dr. Robert Fastiggi for bringing out this comprehensively revised translation of the last edition of the Fundamentals.

We live at a time of grave doctrinal confusion when the sheep are often left without shepherds. Against the dangers of doctrinal ambiguity and the loss of clarity in moral matters, the faithful are called more than ever to seek to know their faith, so they can defend it and pass it on to their children. Catechism is necessary, but perhaps now it is not enough to only know one’s Catechism. The subtlety of the many contemporary errors assaulting the faith practically require from the ordinary faithful today a good understanding of Catholic doctrine that is not separated from its traditional and immutable roots. For this task, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma is eminently suitable. It presents the immutable truths of Catholic theology backed by the teachings of the Magisterium in the past two millennia, not the latest speculations of fashionable and media-friendly theologians who in reality want another religion. It uses language that is simple and clear – virtues often forgotten today – and is brief enough to fit into one volume. May it help the light of faith shine clearer and brighter for countless Catholic faithful, may it help them live the faith in all its purity. And to all who read this book I grant my blessing.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C.,
Titular Bishop of Celerina
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana

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