Our friend John Sonnen posted a photo of a priest in Rome who is one of the Canons of the Basilica of St. Peter.
What John didn’t mention is that this is the renowned theologian and long time professor at the Lateran University Msgr. Brunero Gherardini, 85.
Msgr. Gherardini has been involved in, for example, the cause of Bl. Pius IX and has also written about the questionable decision to say that the Anaphora of Addai and Mari is acceptable as a valid prayer for consecrating the Eucharist.
Recently, Msgr. Gherardini’s book Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion (Casa Mariana Editrice) stirred some discussion. Gherardini is, as more and more authors these days, questioning the received school of interpretation of the Council, the event and its documents. His book comes with a forward by H.E. Most Rev. Mario Oliveri, Bishop Albenga-Imperia diocese and an introduction by the former Secretary of the CDWDS, Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, now in Colombo, Sri Lanka..
Msgr. Gherardini thinks that the Council must be interpreted correctly, that it has been distorted in many respects.
Hopefully, his book will soon be in English.