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The 50th anniversary of Vatican II will uncork the most effervescent superlatives that can be devised in its eulogistic judgments.

Msgr. Gherardini: Vatican II is not a super-dogma
The importance and the limits of the authentic Magisterium

Source: Disputationes Theologicae, December 7, 2011 [Translation provided by the United States District of the Society of Saint Pius X - FSSPX/SSPX]

The great 50th anniversary celebration has begun. There is no media drumbeat yet, but you notice it in the air. The 50th anniversary of Vatican II will uncork the most effervescent superlatives that can be devised in its eulogistic judgments. Not a shadow of the sober attitude that had been requested, as a moment of reflection and analysis for a more critically in-depth evaluation of the conciliar event. They have already started the free-wheeling statements and repetitions of what has been said and repeated for 50 years: Vatican II is the culminating point of Tradition and the very synthesis thereof. International conferences on the largest and most significant of all Ecumenical Councils are already scheduled; others, of greater or lesser importance, will be organized along the way. And the commentary on the subject is becoming more plentiful from day to day.L’Osservatore Romano, obviously, is doing its part and is harping especially on the adherence owed to the Magisterium (Italian edition, December 2, 2011, p. 6):read...