Iota Unum: A Study of the Changes in the Catholic Church in the 20th Century by Professor Romano Amerio. the English translation of Iota Unum, the seminal work of Romano Amerio, is available online. Iota Unum is a ruthless analysis of what has. Dr. Romano Amerio has a singular status among those who object to in his magnum opus, Iota Unum (available from our bookstore).

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Two outstanding works of Catholic culture are returning to the bookstores. And the taboo on one of the greatest Christian intellectuals of the twentieth century is crumbling definitively. The question he highlights is also at the center of Benedict XVI’s pontificate: Their content is in striking harmony with the title and foundation of Benedict XVI’s third encyclical: One of his great admirers, umum theologian and mystic Don Divo Barsotti, summed up their contents as follows: Many of the variations analyzed in “Iota unum” — although just one of them would suffice, one “iota,” according to Matthew 5: But Amerio analyzes, he does not judge.

Or better, as the fully amerii Christian that he is, he leaves the judgment of God. And he recalls that “portae inferi non praevalebunt,” meaning that for the faith, it is impossible to think that the Church could lose its way. There will always be continuity with Tradition, even if it is amid turbulence that obscures it and leads one to think the contrary.

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There is a close connection between the questions posed in “Iota unum” and Benedict XVI’s address to the Roman curia on December 22,a fundamental address in terms of the interpretation of Vatican Council II and its relationship with Tradition. This does not change the fact that the state of the Church as described by Amerio is anything but peaceful.

In the address on December 22,Benedict XVI compared the babel of the contemporary Church with the upheaval in the fourth century after the Council of Nicaea, described at the time by Saint Basil as “a naval battle in the darkness of a storm.

In any case, republished now years later, “Iota unum” reasserts itself as a book that is not only extraordinarily relevant, but “constructively Catholic,” in harmony with the Church’s magisterium.


In the afterword, Radaelli demonstrates this in an irrefutable way. The conclusion of the afterword is presented further below. As for the second book, “Stat veritas,” published by Amerio init is in linear continuity with the previous one. It compares the doctrine of Catholic Tradition with the “variations” that the author identifies in two texts of the magisterium of John Paul II: The return to the bookstores of “Iota unum” and “Stat veritas” brings justice both to their author and to the de facto censorship that for long years bore down on both of these consummate books of his.

In Italy, the first edition of “Iota unum” was reprinted three times for a total of seven thousand copies, despite the fact that it ran to almost seven hundred pages of demanding reading.

It reached tens of thousands of readers all over the world. But for official Catholic bodies and Church authorities it was taboo, as of course it was for its adversaries. More of a singular case than a rare one, the book was an underground “long seller.

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The breaking of the taboo is recent. His two extensive afterwords are genuine essays, indispensable for understanding not only the profound meaning of the two books, but also their enduring relevance. Lindau intends to publish Amerio’s “opera omnia” in the next few years, with Radaelli as editor.

The following is a tiny sample of the afterword to “Iota unum”: The whole Church in one “iota” by Enrico Maria Radaelli [ With the intellectual elegance that distinguishes all of his writings, he offers with “Iota unum” amerko very constructively Catholic reflection, filling a philosophical and theological void where otherwise amerjo is uncertainty about serious questions.

He identifies and indicates a maerio in the Church, a crisis that even seems to overpower it, but demonstrates that it has not overpowered it; that seems to ruin it, but has not ruined it. He then clearly identifies the first cause of this crisis in a shift that is anthropological, and metaphysical even more. Finally, he identifies and indicates amsrio logical instruments inscribed in the Logos that are necessary and sufficient heroically sufficient, but sufficient to overcome it.


And Amerio does this by developing a “model of continuity” with Tradition, of ordered and therefore perfect obedience to the pope, of intimate adherence to the immediate rule of the faith, which would seem to clarify in full the correct understanding of that “hermeneutics of continuity” called for by Benedict XVI in his address to the Roman curia on December 22,in order to stay safely on the path of reason, which is to say on the path of salvation, or on the path of the Church in pursuit of life.

This entirely Amerian “model of continuity” is waiting only to be recognized at last, or better, to be appreciated at last. If the use of ambiguity and contradictions amefio able to effect an inum revolution toward the most empty fantasies, all the more so will it be possible to effect, with less effort, a more sound anthropological revolution toward Reality, since it is easier to be simple than complex.

Romano Amerio, “Iota itoa. Romano Amerio, “Stat veritas. Romano Amerio and the Changes in the Catholic Church The first is the Italian translation of a volume already released in the United States, written by a renowned Catholic philosopher of the Thomist school, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St.

The author of the second is Monsignor Brunero Gherardini, 84, a former dean of the theology faculty of the Pontifical Lateran University and director of the magazine “Divinitas. The author maintains that in the non-infallible documents of Vatican II, there unumm occasional breaks with Tradition.

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And he ends with a plea to Benedict XVI to restore authentic doctrine: All the ameeio in chronological order: In Italian, English, and Spanish. Sandro Magister, “L’espresso”, via C. Colombo 90, Roma Site design by Theo Nelki.

At the top of the page, a detail from the mosaics in the basilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome, fifth century, depicting the heavenly Jerusalem.