Romano Amerio, Enrico Maria Radaelli, Brunero Gherardini, and Vatican II
Sandro Magister on the "obedient son of the Church" and "his faithful disciple and editor of the publication of his master's works" who argued that "the protection guaranteed to the Church by Christ applies only to 'ex cathedra' dogmatic definitions of the magisterium, not to the uncertain, fleeting, debatable 'pastoral' teachings of Vatican Council II and of the following decades" — The Defenders of Tradition Want the Infallible Church Back. More:
- Precisely this, in fact, in the view of Amerio and Radaelli, is the cause of the crisis in the conciliar and postconciliar Church, a crisis that has brought it extremely close to its "impossible but also almost accomplished" perdition: having wanted to give up on an imperative magisterium, on dogmatic definitions "unequivocal in language, certain in content, compulsory in form, as one would expect that at least the teachings of a council would be."
The result, according to Amerio and Radaelli, is that Vatican Council II is full of vague, equivocal assertions that can be interpreted in different ways, some of them even in definite contrast with the previous magisterium of the Church.
And this ambiguous pastoral language is believed to have paved the way for a Church that today is "overrun by thousands of doctrines and hundreds of thousands of nefarious customs." Including in art, music, liturgy.