Italian historian Roberto de Mattei helps us put our current situation in perspective. I’m currently reading his latest book, “The Second Vatican Council (an unwritten story)” and so this article immediately grabbed my attention.
Professor de Mattei points out, “History never repeats itself exactly but the past helps us to understand the present. In the 16th century, the Catholic Church went through an unprecedented crisis. Humanism, with its immoral hedonism, had infected the Roman Curia and even the Pontiffs themselves. Against this corruption there emerged Martin Luther’s Protestant pseudo-reform…” Continue reading “Perspective on Chastisement”