"If Benedict XVI was sometimes an enigma, Francis is a conundrum. Either of of course is better than a debacle. THE book right now for my money on VII is de Mattei's An Unwritten History. [So is mine, I would add.] Marcheto's tome is far less willing to examine anything with a critical lens and therefore strikes me as a bit anemic in what it affirms. Whitehead translated, so I'd be interest in his comments."The linked article: Augustinus, "Francis endorses the 'hermeneutic of reform in continuity'
Papal letter praises critic of 'Bologna School' as 'best interpreter of the Second Vatican Council'" (Rorate Caeli, November 14, 2013):
In his latest post for his personal blog, Sandro Magister publicized the text of a letter sent by Pope Francis to Abp. Agostino Marchetto, a former Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. He is best-known as the author of The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council: A Counterpoint for the History of the Council,which criticizes the "Bologna School' and champions the "hermeneutic of reform, of renewal in continuity" as proposed by Benedict XVI, most notably in his speech of December 22, 2005."Curiouser" indeed.
[Hat tip to JM]