The “we” in “We did it!” — and what they did

August 15, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – This article is the ‘promised’ followup to my recent article on Theodore McCarrick and the 2013 conclave (see McCarrick on Bergoglio’s Election: “We did it!”). As reported in that article, following the election of Pope Francis, McCarrick is said to have excitedly told a prelate in Rome that “we … More The “we” in “We did it!” — and what they did

Dr. Mazza’s “daring hypothesis” fails miserably

August 2, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over two months have passed since Dr. Mazza first appeared on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s popular YouTube podcast (see here) to explain the “Mazza Hypothesis.”  In Dr. Mazza’s view, Pope Benedict XVI in his resignation intended and succeeded in splitting the Primacy of Peter from the See of Rome. Thus, … More Dr. Mazza’s “daring hypothesis” fails miserably

McCarrick on Bergoglio’s Election: “We did it!”

July 15, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Once again, we return to the case of McCarrick and the “influential Italian gentlemen.” This article will provide Roma Locuta Est‘s most important update to the story. I will not re-summarize here the whole history of McCarrick and his ‘mysterious’ visitor in early March 2013. By this point, if … More McCarrick on Bergoglio’s Election: “We did it!”

The “Influential Italian Gentleman”: A Sant’Egidio Connection?

July 15, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Folks have long speculated on the identity of the “influential Italian gentleman” described by ex-cardinal McCarrick in his talk at Villanova University in October 2013.  Roma Locuta Est has hypothesized  that the individual might be an Italian journalist, or associated with something like a large charitable organization in Rome. … More The “Influential Italian Gentleman”: A Sant’Egidio Connection?

The Influential Italian Gentleman: McCarrick “touted the praises” of Bergoglio Prior to the Conclave

June 30, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Long time readers of Roma Locuta Est are well aware that this site has long had a great interest in the tale and identity of the mysterious “influential Italian gentleman.”  This seemingly mysterious character visited ex-Cardinal McCarrick before the 2013 conclave and asked him to ‘talk up Bergoglio’ among … More The Influential Italian Gentleman: McCarrick “touted the praises” of Bergoglio Prior to the Conclave

June 26: The Anniversary of the Death of an Apostate

June 26, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – On this day, June 26, in the year 363 A.D., 1657 years ago, the Roman Emperor Julian — known to history as Julian the Apostate — died as the result of wounds he had received during the Battle of Samarra. Julian had wanted to restore the declining pagan religion … More June 26: The Anniversary of the Death of an Apostate

Addendum: Normas Nonnullas explodes Dr. Mazza’s BiP theory

June 10, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Dr. Mazza again appeared on Dr. Marshall’s youtube program to discuss his Benedict is Pope thesis.  It is unfortunate that Dr. Mazza did not address any of the main points made in my three-part rebuttal of his thesis (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). However, having watching Dr. … More Addendum: Normas Nonnullas explodes Dr. Mazza’s BiP theory

A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 3

May 29, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – This article is the third and final part of my rebuttal of Dr. Mazza’s BiP (Benedict is [still] Pope) position, as well as a general rebuttal of all BiP theories.[1]  Dr. Mazza’s position was outlined in an appearance on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s Youtube podcast (see here), a position paper, … More A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 3

A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2

May 30, 2020 – (Steven O’Reilly) – In this article I continue to review Dr. Mazza’s position on BiP (“Benedict is [still] Pope”) as he outlined in his appearance on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s youtube podcast (see here), and his position paper.  In the interim period following Part 1 of my rebuttal, Dr. Mazza appeared in … More A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2