15 October 2011

Petition to Holy Father

Msgr. Brunero Gherardini (Canon of St. Peter's Basilica), Msgr. Antonio Livi (Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University), along with 47 other clerics and laymen, have publicly requested that Pope Benedict re-examine Vatican II.
For the good of the Church—and more especially to bring about the salvation of souls, which is her first and highest law (cf. the 1983 CIC, canon 1752)—after decades of liberal exegetical, theological, historiographical and “pastoral” creativity in the name of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, it seemed urgent to me that some clarity be created by answering authoritatively the question about the continuity of this Council with the other Councils (this time not simply by declaring it so but by proposing a genuine demonstration), the question about its fidelity to the Tradition of the Church....