"O Ineffable Creator...inspire my beginning, direct my progress, bring all to an end, you who art true God and man, who livest and reignest one God, world without end. Amen" (St. Thomas Aquinas)
July 18, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – As with with most – if not all – Catholics who have reservations with many things related to Pope Francis, I have not come to my current position regarding this pontificate lightly, or without constant prayer. Many moons ago I wrote articles which appeared in the old Catholic Answers … More Mark Shea – aka he who exudes the “Odor of Sanctimony” – and other apologetic hacks
July 9, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The “Benedict is Pope” (BiP) theory is still limping along. Having already countered the BiP arguments in a number of articles, I was hoping I would never feel the need again to do so. Some of the articles deal with questions related to whether Benedict’s resignation was forced (see Thoughts on … More Did Pope Benedict XVI resign because of threats? No.
July 1, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 7/12/2019] This article is part III of an examination of events leading up to the 2013 conclave which elected Cardinal Bergoglio. Part I on Roma Locuta Est explored the enigmatic “influential Italian gentleman” who visited then-Cardinal McCarrick. Part II raised various questions regarding this mysterious visitor (see Questions Regarding the … More Bergoglio and Tornielli together on conclave eve – what was that about?