In 2009 a distinguished Roman theologian, Mgr Brunero Gherardini, published a book called Concilio Ecumenico Vaticano II: Un discorso da fare. An English translation, The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: A much needed discussion, appeared soon after.
The book contains flaws, and the English translation is unidiomatic. But it is a most important contribution to the on-going debate about Vatican II. Naturally, it was not much welcomed in some circles.
Both the Italian and the English versions were made available by Casa Mariana Editrice, a publishing house associated with the Franciscans of the Immaculate (which has produced other of his books).
I wrote several posts about this book; they can be accessed through the Search Engine in the top left hand corner of this blog by tapping in GHERARDINI. The book carries commendations by Bishop Mario Olivieri and by Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.
These are both clergymen who are in good standing with the Holy See.
I gather that restrictions have now been placed upon the publishing house Casa Mariana Editrice.
Are copies of this book still freely available?
If they are, I commend the book (as I did three years ago). If you have not read it, get a copy.
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If they are not as freely available, then it would be interesting if those responsible could perhaps explain why.