Roma Locuta Est Considers: Benepapism and the Munus vs. Ministerium (Episode VI)

February 24, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est announced a video series titled “Roma Locuta Est Considers” which will from time to time consider various topics. The first set of videos is covering the topic of Benepapism, the erroneous belief that Benedict XVI’s resignation was invalid.  The first videos of the series are focused on the debate over the munus vs. the ministerium in Benedict’s Declaratio.

This series is based on compilations of Roma Locuta Est articles rebutting Benepapist claims in detail (see Summa contra BiP, the Case Against those who claim Benedict is (still) pope, and the Summa contra Andrea Cionci), as well as being based on additional research found in my recently published boookValid? The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI which is available on Amazon (Kindle and paperback), and as of February 4, 2023, through other book stores and distributors (e.g., Barnes & Noble).  I am honored to say that his excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider wrote the Foreword for this book.

Overall, as said, this new series is entitled Roma Locuta Est Considers, with the first series of videos devoted to the topic of Benepapism. The Introduction to series may be found HERE; and the whole series may be found on my YouTube Channel. The most recent “officially”  released video is Episode VI, which is part 5 of a five part series on the question of the munus vs. ministerium question.  See below:

Other coming videos will complete the munus vs. ministerium series.  In addition, other coming videos will look at Canon 17, and Benedict’s Last Audience, and their place in the Benepapist controversy.

Roma Locuta Est describes itself as the blog “the world little notes, nor will not long remember.” Even so, I hope those who take the time to watch the series will find it helpful. Viewers are encouraged to send comments or questions to the email addresses for me below. Other topics may eventually be covered as well, such as the 2013 conclave, the Crucifixion Darkness, the Resurrection, etc.  Again, I hope viewers will find the series helpful.

Steven O’Reilly is a graduate of the University of Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A former intelligence officer, he and his wife, Margaret, live near Atlanta. He has written apologetic articles, and is author of Book I of the Pia Fidelis trilogy, The Two Kingdoms; and of Valid? The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI(Follow on twitter at @fidelispia for updates). He asks for your prayers for his intentions.  He can be contacted at  or (or follow on Twitter: @S_OReilly_USA or on GETTR, TruthSocial, or Gab: @StevenOReilly).

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