Benedict’s Resignation, Canon 188, and Fraud

December 23, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) –  Various “Benedict is (still) pope” or BiP theories appeal to canon 188 for support.  This article examines this canon in light of Benedict’s own comments on his resignation, to see whether there might remain some sliver of daylight to defend the suggestion Benedict’s resignation could be potentially invalid on … More Benedict’s Resignation, Canon 188, and Fraud

Podcast Discussion of “Benedict is (still) Pope” (BiP) theories

December 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Earlier today I appeared as a guest on Timothy Gordon’s “Rules for Retrogrades” podcast.  Mr. Gordon and I discussed various “Benedict is not pope” (BiP) theories, and or “Francis is not pope” theories which are addressed in various articles I have penned, including those found in the Summa Contra … More Podcast Discussion of “Benedict is (still) Pope” (BiP) theories

Benedict’s Resignation: A Theory of the Case (Part 2 of 2)

October 24, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – In Part 1 of this series we began to examine in greater detail whether there are grounds for suspicion that Benedict’s pontificate was potentially undermined in order to clear the way for Bergoglio’s election. We set out with the goal to address certain questions: (1) whether any in the … More Benedict’s Resignation: A Theory of the Case (Part 2 of 2)

Benedict’s Resignation: A Theory of the Case (Part 1 of 2)

October 24, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Along with many Catholics, Roma Locuta Est has watched this pontificate proceed from one horror to the next.  Amoris Laetitia. Pachamama. The Scalfari interviews. The Abu Dhabi statement. Ted McCarrick. Betrayal of the Church in China to the Chinese Communist Party. The synod on synodality. Etc. Etc. Etc. Some … More Benedict’s Resignation: A Theory of the Case (Part 1 of 2)

Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola” – Addendum

October 2, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – A couple weeks back I observed that Archbishop Vigano had commented on Pope Francis, referring to him as a Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola.” (see Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the … More Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola” – Addendum

Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola”

September 15, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Beginning earlier this week, vaticanista Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican has begun to release the “Viganò Tapes“, videos of Viganò’s responses to various questions. As I understand it, one tape will be released each day over the course of 18 days.  So far, one can see the following … More Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola”

Mr. Winters, a papal conclave, Ted McCarrick…and the Holy Spirit?

September 10, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Michael Sean Winters over at the National Catholic Reporter was dumping on various Catholic commentators, such as Phil Lawler, Jeffrey Mirus and Ed Condon, who have raised some questions and or concerns about the coming synod on synods (see Winters article here). It is the usual pablum from Winters. … More Mr. Winters, a papal conclave, Ted McCarrick…and the Holy Spirit?

Benedict’s Plan B from Outer Space – the Sequel

August 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est has long outlined areas where it sees grave problems with this pontificate and or interpretations of the acts of this pontificate (e.g., here, here, here).  Like others, we have looked into how these problems might be understood or explained in a wider context. We have looked … More Benedict’s Plan B from Outer Space – the Sequel

The Next Conclave: A Nightmare Scenario

July 17, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Pope Francis issued Traditionis Custodes, his motu proprio which places significant restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) going forward. I will not comment in great detail on its harsh measures as others have already done so. However, for the ‘pope of mercy’ who speaks often of those … More The Next Conclave: A Nightmare Scenario