On the 8th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

March 2, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – It is the time of year when various anniversaries pop up involving events in the Catholic world in February and March of 2013.  There’s the anniversary of Benedict XVI first reading his resignation letter on February 10th. Then there is anniversary of Pope Benedict’s actual, effective resignation on February … More On the 8th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

On the 8th Anniversary of the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

February 28, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Eight years ago today, on February 28, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy. Since that time as Catholics are generally aware, there have been various controversies and theories about the end of Benedict’s papacy, and the conclave which elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope on March 13, 2013. … More On the 8th Anniversary of the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part I)

February 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Perhaps it should go without saying that when defending the Catholic Faith, Catholics should first and foremost be defenders of orthodoxy. Though it seems to some, being defenders of orthodoxy does not always entail being first and foremost a defender of the pope, any particular bishop, or any one … More On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part I)

On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part II)

February 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – This is the second and final part of a series “On the Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it?”  In part one, we looked at the Church’s “constant and universal” tradition and practice on the question of whether Holy Communion can be given to the divorce and remarried … More On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part II)

A Dark Day…But ‘it is always darkest before dawn’

January 20, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – January 20, 2021…a day which will live in infamy, the day Joe Biden was inaugurated “president” of the United States.  Running side-by-side with this day, will be the night of November 3rd, the night the election was stolen. Under the pretense of COVID, executive branch officials across a number … More A Dark Day…But ‘it is always darkest before dawn’

Why did McCarrick visit the Obama/Biden White House in July 2013?

December 24, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est continues to explore and piece together the happenings surrounding and subsequent to the 2013 conclave which elected Cardinal Bergoglio, particularly as these relate to the ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Our articles to date on the subject have been assembled in the The Conclave Chronicles. Roma Locuta Est … More Why did McCarrick visit the Obama/Biden White House in July 2013?

The “Prevailing Interpretation” will not Prevail

December 13, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The Where Peter Is blog recently posted an article by the site’s founder, Mike Lewis, entitled “Pope clarifies Amoris Laetitia in new book.”  The article covered the recently released book penned by Pope Francis, “Let Us Dream: The Path To a Better Future.”  Specifically, Mr. Lewis looks to Francis’s … More The “Prevailing Interpretation” will not Prevail