The Coronavirus and the Third Secret of Fatima

March 27, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est does not typically go into great length on  matters related to apparitions.  Here I have in mind particularly the apparitions at Fatima and the Third Secret of Fatima. I don’t do so because there are many writers out there far more learned and better versed than … More The Coronavirus and the Third Secret of Fatima

The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

March 13, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Friday the 13th of March marks the 7th anniversary of the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as pope. The evening I draft this article, March 12, marks the 7th anniversary of the start of the conclave which elected Cardinal Bergoglio to be pope. The number seven appears often in prophecies … More The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

March 5, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Almost seven years ago to this day, the General Congregations for the 2013 conclave commenced. These meetings were attended by both cardinal-electors and those cardinals who would not be eligible to vote in the conclave which would begin mid-March 2013. This may call to mind the potential role played … More The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day – Part II

March 3, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – In Part I of this series (here) I argued for the historical nature of  the account of the guards at the tomb (cf Matt. 27:57-66; 28:2-4; and 11-15).  An examination of the account of the guards in Matthew’s gospel we see that the Jewish claim “the disciples stole the … More The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day – Part II

The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day

March 3, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Being now in the Lenten season and drawing closer to Good Friday and Easter, Christians recall especially that part of the Creed in which we affirm of Jesus Christ: ‘for our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered, died and was buried. On the third day he … More The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day

Initial take on latest papal exhortation (Querida Amazonia)

February 12, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today, the Holy See issued a much anticipated papal exhortation in the wake of the recent Amazon Synod. The exhortation (Querida Amazonia), many had feared, would — among other things — approve the ordination of respected married men (“viri probati”), as well as the ordination of women as “deaconesses.” … More Initial take on latest papal exhortation (Querida Amazonia)

Summa Contra the BiP Theory (Why Benedict XVI is NOT the pope)

February 11, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Pope Benedict XVI resigned seven years ago today. It was unfortunate that he did so as it has given us the last seven years of Pope Francis. Over the course of these seven years, Francis has sowed division and confusion in the Catholic Church in a variety of ways. … More Summa Contra the BiP Theory (Why Benedict XVI is NOT the pope)

If a Catholic protest happens in a forest…does it make a sound?

January 21, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over the weekend there was a protest in Munich (see here) to draw attention to the German synodal process which threatens to protestantize the Church with its call for women’s ordination and other liberal demands.  These are all things faithful Catholics should object to. As I understand it, the … More If a Catholic protest happens in a forest…does it make a sound?

Cardinal Sarah vs. the “New Paths” of the Pachamama Exhortation

January 14, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The last few days have been interesting to say the least. First comes news that Cardinal Sarah and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI co-authored a book defending priestly celibacy.  This joint project grew out of their reflections on the Amazon Synod and whether it was possible or not to ordain … More Cardinal Sarah vs. the “New Paths” of the Pachamama Exhortation