“Iota Unum” Is Online

Available Online

Thanks to the generosity of the Angelus Press (which fully deserve, then, my shameless plug for them 😉 ) the English translation of Iota Unum, the seminal work of Romano Amerio, is available online.

Iota Unum is a ruthless analysis of what has happened before, during and after the Second Vatican Council, and examines the rupture of sound Catholic tradition in a vast number of issues. The book is the more relevant, because it was written in times when only very few dared to say of Vatican II what today is acknowledged by a vast number of people.

Romano Amerio lived to the end of his days surrounded by the hostility and mockery of the then largely unopposed Vatican-II crowd, his works ignored in the best of cases. From his book a lot of energy transpires, a sincere love for the Church, and a fundamental optimism that Her indefectibility would allow her to survive. Still, this book written in bleak years can’t avoid giving a bleak portrait of the Church’s situation of those times, and Amerio doesn’t leave any wound untouched; but there is no bitterness, no personal polemic, no private score settling. This man loved the Church dearly, and was ready to be mocked to the end of his days for it.

Reading the book today, we can’t avoid noticing a marked improvement of the situation. But the contrast with the pre-Vatican II Church and sound theology is still shocking. I have already mentioned Amerio’s work and cogent arguments talking about the role of the Pope, and I also had the one about Veterum Sapientia (“on the promotion of the study of Latin”, no less…) from him.

Please say a prayer for Romano Amerio and for the generous people at Angelus Press.


Posted on July 5, 2011, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Mundabor, thanks so much for alerting me to this. I was going to buy it a few days ago but the price was outrageous. Now I can read it for me. Brilliant!!!

    • Thanks, Shane,

      you’ll discover that reading online is not such a pleasant exercise, but the paper edition is certainly not cheap.


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