Whether you agree with him or no, and whether or not you like his use of the pejorative “Lefebvrists,” Sandro Magister is often worth reading. And the news that he breaks here is quite worth our attention:
ROME, February 9, 2013 – In a new book sent to the printing press in recent days, Professor Enrico Maria Radaelli – philosopher, theologian, and beloved disciple of one of the greatest traditionalist Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century, the Swiss Romano Amerio (1905-1997) – cites three passages taken from the unpublished diaries of Fr. Divo Barsotti (1914-2006).
In them, this brilliant and esteemed mystic and spiritual master – who in 1971 was called to preach the Lenten exercises to the pope and to the Roman curia – expressed strong criticisms of Vatican Council II.