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As such, Lonergan and his reading of Thomism contribute to the overall project of Vatican II, which might be summarized by Leo XIII's words, "Vetera novis augere et perficere.
Sed cum defectus humanae fragilitatis uno affectu nequeat utrumque aeque perficere, cure vos alterutrum ad invicem sitis membra, dignum est ut quod per se quaelibet minus habet, recuperet per alium: verbi gratia, qui nimis dulci amore affectus reverentiae minus obsequitur, pro se suppletum gaudeat ab illo qui magis intendit reverentiae et vicissim desideret illum obtinere solatia unctionis divinae.
et similiter forma, quae, quantum in se est, potest perficere diversas partes materiae, finitur per materiam in qua recipitur.
Prima huius artis inuentio Germaniae nostrae adscribitur; sed non minor uirus est, tueri & perficere rem inuentam, quod Aldo debemus, quam inuenire.
nihilo minus, cum in conspectu Italiae iam sit et in limine paene speculandi constitutus animadvertatque non posse in rerum divinarum cognitionem deveniri, nisi humana haec omnia contemnat, nititur ille quidem rein perficere, sed appetitus, qui nondum rationi subiectus sit, omnino repugnat falsisque argumentationibus persuadet non esse aut negligendos honore aut imperia reliquenda.
Sic cum posset statim perficere materiam, maluit tamen ipsam sub quadam informitate et imperfectione facere, ut ex sua imperfectione quasi materia ad Deum clamaret, ut ipsam perilceret.
Now, let us assume that a particular systematic theologian (for example, the present author, who is intended now when I write "he," "him," or "his") has determined that the overall theological tradition in which he is working is defined by Lonergan's implementation of the Leonine vetera novis augere et perficere.
Many of us have heard Lonergan compared to Thomas Aquinas, and we know that he spent eleven of the best years of his life (1938-49) in apprenticeship to Aquinas before setting out on his own, responding in both periods to Leo XIII's call in Aeterni Patris to theologians: "vetera novis augere et perficere.
Lonergan, commenting on vetera novis augere et perficere, the phrase used by Leo XIII in Aeterni Patris in inaugurating the modern revival of Thomism (Verbum: Word and Idea in Aquinas [Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1967] 220).