Roberto de Mattei teaches Church History at the European University of Rome, where he is the head of the Faculty of Historical Sciences.
The Rector Grande of the European University of Rome is Fr. Luca Gallizia, L.C.How will Prof. Roberto dei Mattei be able to say that Lumen Gentium 16 etc are not known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus ?. There is nothing in Vatican Council II to contradict the Syllabus of Errors and Tradition on the issue of other religions and Christian communities in Vatican Council II ? This would contradict the Left.
The Dean of Philosophy Fr.Rafael Pascual L.C, at the sister university, the Regina Apostolurum has in public affirmed the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus .Other priest-professors may not be willing to do so.They include Fr.Michael Ryan L.C the new chaplain and Fr. Edward McNamara LC, the Dean of Theology.,UPRA.
Will Roberto de Mattei be able to say that : when Lumen Gentium 16 is explicit and visible to us, only then, does Vatican Council II contradict Tradition? Without the premise of being able to see the dead-saved, Vatican Council II is in agreement with the dogma on exclusive salvation.It is in agreement with extra ecclesiam nulla salus as it was known to St.Robert Bellarmine, St.Augustine, St.Thomas Aquinas and other saints.Can the university say that Vatican Council II is pro-Bellarmine?
This would mean the head of the Faculty of Historical Sciences at this Legionaries of Christ university in Rome maintains that all need 'faith and baptism' for salvation. All Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Protestants and Orthodox Christians need Catholic Faith which includes the Sacraments.There are no exceptions in 2014.He would also be saying that the majority of people are oriented to Hell since they have died without converting into the Catholic Church with 'faith and baptism'.This is the teaching of Vatican Council II and not a personal view.In Heaven there are only those saved who are without mortal sin and and have Catholic Faith, which includes the Sacrament of Baptism.
This would contradict the teachingsat the University Pontifical Regina Apostolurum (UPRA), housed in the same university premises as the European University of Rome. It would contradict UPRA 's teaching on Ecumenism and Inter religious dialogue.(1) They do not affirm the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Neither do they say Vatican Council II supports exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
So Prof. Roberto Mattei even after being informed about a traditional Vatican Council II over the last few years, will in April 2014 in the USA, say the Council II is a break with Tradition. This will be his theology based on the premise of the dead being visible exceptions to all needing to enter the Church for salvation this year.
If he spoke the truth about the Council it could create problems for him and the Rector.Fr. Luca Gallizia, L.C.His standard interpretation of Vatican Council II is non controversial.