An ecumenical dialogue between Lucifer and Balthasar, the other bright angel?
Contra HvB, simple exegesis suggests hope is not even involved: "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.…" The fact we now have decades of circular conversation on this topic is as telling a commentary on Vatican II theology as anything else, and should have clued all in to the fact that once you start following such rabbit trails all bets are off. The current debacle on "accompanying" people is simply a further development of this damaged system of doctrine. Witness the new spokesman is none other than Cardinal Chris. S., and all the dots start to connect. We are heirs of a NeoBarthian school of Catholic theology. Also instructive on this score to re-read the well-intentioned by hopelessly compromised Avery Dulles' "Who Can BE saved?" on this score. It will send you searching for Garrigou-L's "Where is the New Theology Taking Us?," even though you don't need to ask that question since you are now staring the destination in the face. "Hope," "Change"... yes, it all sounds so throughly familiar, and yet we are all in denial and acting like it is some grand puzzle that requires figuring out.
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