Maybe if you're a politician or a pundit.
The Church doesn't leave its "options open". It studies then it pronounces.
Two hundred years ago, there was no dogma of the Immaculate Conception nor Assumption. The Church was not "leaving its options open." These matters were being carefully studied. Then came a point when that process was complete and the dogmas were pronounced. For ever. No "options".
It will be the same with any new dogma, should it ever arise.
Hmm... So the roman catholic church studies for hundreds, even thousands of years, and then pronounces a doctrine.
Seems to me that everything God wanted us to know was given by the Lord to the Apostles (via the Holy Spirit), recorded by the pens of the NT writers (inspired via the Holy Spirit), and placed in the hands of the churches (preserved via the Holy Spirit). All before the last Apostle died.
Unless one of the Apostle is still living, unbeknownst to the world, I’m hard-pressed to figure out where new enlightenment will originate.
Eighteen hundred years to develop one dogma?!?
And you don't see a problem with that?
It reminds me of Spielberg's ludicrous movie, "A.I." --
"Two thousand years later..."
That's a mighty preposterous stage direction.