Wrestling with the Council

and with John Paul II's Universal Salvation

by Frank Rega

Published in the February 7, 2011 issue of   "The Remnant"

Reprinted in the March 2011 issue of "Christian Order"


   Would anyone be reluctant to predict that fifteen or twenty years from now, books and articles will continue to be published in the attempt to clarify what the Second Vatican Council really said and meant, and to reconcile it with true Roman Catholic Tradition? 

  A new book by Msgr. Brunero Gherardini, The Ecumenical Council II: A Much Needed Discussion, was reviewed in the November 15, 2010 issue of "The Remnant," The review, by Brian Mersshon, provides an excellent summary of the problems with the Council as enumerated by Gherardini, especially regarding the attempts at resolving the Council’s teachings with those of Tradition. In his book, Gherardini makes an "urgent appeal" to the Holy Father to undertake a "definitive ordering" of the Council and to clarify its disputed points.

   The fact that there is even a call or a need for this effort indicates a serious deficiency in the Conciliar documents, since we are certain there is no such deficiency in the Traditional Faith.  This task of reconciliation is crucial, since if Vatican II cannot be reconciled as a whole and in its specifics with Catholic Tradition, then its Roman Catholicity is in question.  


Read the complete article in the above book, available in both print and Kindle formats.



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Frank Rega is the author of:  Padre Pio and America,
St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims,

The Greatest Catholic President: Garcia Moreno of Ecuador
  Life of the Mystic Luisa Piccarreta - Journeys in the Divine Will 
vols. 1 and 2
Life of the Mystic Luisa Piccarreta - volume 3 in preparation
 The Truth about Padre Pio's Stigmata and Other Wonders of the Saint
Vatican II, Evolution, and Medjugorje: Hubris, Heresy, and Mystery 

www.frankrega.com      www.sanpadrepio.com   www.thepoverello.com    www.lifeofluisa.com


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