Monsignor Brunero Gherardini

Almost three years ago, I posted a piece on our site about the above named Monsignor: Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion, by Monsignor Brunero Gherardini. Since then, an English translation of his book has been published (under the title The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: A Much Needed Discussion).

Monsignor Gherardini has written at least two other works since authoring the book in question. He has also been at the center of some intense debate surrounding his recent work, in which he has come under withering criticism for his positions. The criticisms seem to us unjust.

So that has something of the complete record of the good Monsignor’s doings, we link here to some articles defending him, and reviewing his work. Despite the fact that they are not “new,” by new-media standards, these are yet very timely:

The last two pieces were written by Roberto De Mattei, who himself authored a significant volume on the history of Vatican II (soon to be available in English — look for it here!), and who has raised the ire of Italian progressivists within the academy owing to some straightforward comments on homosexuality.

Despite its generally cold reception in the hallowed halls of the theological establishment at present, the work of Monsignor Brunero Gherardini and Roberto De Mattei, along with that of Romano Amerio and , will probably be part of the future restoration of the sacred sciences.

  • Luciana Cuppo

    Some additional articles by Monsignor Brunero Gherardini available online:

    Church-Tradition-Magisterium, at:

    On the pastoral nature of Vatican II, at:

    Raised to Heaven because Co-Redemptrix on Earth: Thoughts on the Foundation of Catholic Dogma, at:

    Keep up your good work and thanks,

    Luciana Cuppo

  • Dear Luciana,

    Thank you for the references. I have inserted them into the posting. God bless and Mary keep you!

  • Tantbumblogo

    Brother Andre Marie, thank you for the post. I am very fond of Msgr. Gherardini’s writing and hope his more recent books are published in English soon.

    Do you know who is publishing Roberto De Mattei’s book on the history of Vatican II? I have been waiting for this book for a long time! I am very eager to get it. I look forward to the announcement of its availability. I have to wonder if it will be published by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, who published Gherardini’s first book on the Council in English.

    Thanks and God bless!

  • Tantumblogo

    Typo……I’m Tantumblogo, not Tantbum, but……..that may be more revealing than I care to acknowledge!

  • Tantumblogo: You’re welcome. I can tell you that the book publisher doing Professor De Mattei’s book is Loreto Publications — — which is located very close to our Center. I do not have a publication date, but it may come out some time this fall. We will certainly make it available at our own bookstore, too.

    I, too, hope that Msgr. Gherardini’s other books will be available in English soon.