Part II: The Development of Mr. Walford’s Errors

October 18, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) –  This article is part II of a three part reply and rebuttal of Stephen Walford’s recently published book Pope Francis, Divorce and the Family. The first article in this series (The Errors of Mr. Walford’s ‘Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce’) addressed Mr. Walford’s moral theology argument favoring communion for … More Part II: The Development of Mr. Walford’s Errors

The Errors of Mr. Walford’s ‘Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce’

October 8, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – It finally came in the mail, a couple weeks after ordering it. The “it” was Stephen Walford’s book on Pope Francis’ papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Entitled Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce, the book is 207 pages in length, inclusive of appendix which includes a personal letter addressed to … More The Errors of Mr. Walford’s ‘Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce’

There will be no formal correction

October 3, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Rorate Caeli reports the availability of a lengthy interview of Bishop Athanasius Schnieder and the Rorate Caeli website provides a link to it (see here).  The interview, entitled “Catholic Church: Where are you heading?”, was conducted in July 2018 by a Hungarian theologian Dániel Fülep. Of particular note, Bishop Schneider … More There will be no formal correction

Benedict is really, really still not pope! Really!

September 21, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Two letters written by Benedict XVI to Cardinal Brandmüller were recently published in part in the German paper, Bild.  Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register has now published these letters in full, and these may be read in their entirety in his article on the subject (see here). … More Benedict is really, really still not pope! Really!

Peter Grants Lions Authority to Appoint Catholic Bishops?

September 15. 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – I have just seen the news reports that Pope Francis and his Vatican have reached a deal granting the government of China the power to appoint Catholic bishops in China (see here). We may have to wait for the particulars of the deal, but what has been reported is … More Peter Grants Lions Authority to Appoint Catholic Bishops?

Of McCarrick and Past and Future Conclaves

September 13, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has now been over a couple weeks since the publication of Archbishop Viganó’s testimony. This testimony accused Pope Francis of lifting sanctions placed upon former-Cardinal McCarrick by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Whatever the precise nature of these penalties, Viganó’s second accusation against Pope Francis, in my opinion, … More Of McCarrick and Past and Future Conclaves

A man such as Francis is not one to resign voluntarily – he must be deposed

August 28, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Roma Locuta Est published an article (All roads lead to Rome – to Francis and Benedict) suggesting what is obvious to all – to all but Pope Francis apparently.  That is, Pope Francis needs to answer the allegations of Archbishop Vigano (see here).  It being clear – in … More A man such as Francis is not one to resign voluntarily – he must be deposed

All roads lead to Rome – to Francis and Benedict

August 27, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has not been a couple days since Archbishop Vigano’s testimony (see here) implicating U.S. and Roman prelates – inclusive of Pope Francis – in the cover-up of Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual abuse of seminarians. As time drags on it becomes all the more certain that the allegations that Pope … More All roads lead to Rome – to Francis and Benedict

Some Comments on Cardinal Cupich’s Response to Archbishop Vigano

August 27, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – If you have happened upon this blog article, you are certainly aware by now of the news which has recently rocked the Catholic world. Of course, I speak of  Archbishop Vigano (former papal nuncio to the U.S.) and his testimony implicating prelates both in the U.S. and in Rome, … More Some Comments on Cardinal Cupich’s Response to Archbishop Vigano

Heaven Forfend: Pope Francis answers neither the Dubia nor Stephen Walford!

August 21, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today Crux magazine and the Italian Jesuit La Civilta Cattolica magazine published a letter written by Pope Francis to Stephen Walford. This letter – the First Epistle of Francis to Stephen Walford – will serve as the preface to Mr. Walford’s forthcoming book:  “Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce: … More Heaven Forfend: Pope Francis answers neither the Dubia nor Stephen Walford!