Glaring Omission in McCarrick Report: What about the “Influential Italian Gentleman?”

November 10, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The Vatican finally released the long awaited report on disgraced, ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick.  Here at Roma Locuta Est, we are still digesting the 461 page report, entitled: “Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Marking Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgard McCarrick(1930 TO 2017).”  The full report may be found … More Glaring Omission in McCarrick Report: What about the “Influential Italian Gentleman?”

Fratelli Tutti, the Death Penalty, and Infallibility

October 6, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Pope Francis issued his most recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti on Sunday, October 4, 2020.  I may or may not write more on this tedious encyclical (“Tutti Frutti” as I have called it), but below I offer my initial reaction to the overall document. In addition, I briefly discuss the … More Fratelli Tutti, the Death Penalty, and Infallibility

Anti-Catholicism in America: Where we are today

October 5, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – Anti-Catholicism has a long history in the United States.  Restrictions against Catholics and the Church were part of the law in all jurisdictions of the British Colonies and the inherent prejudices instilled in the fabric of the nation proved challenging for the young Church in what would become the … More Anti-Catholicism in America: Where we are today

Six Degrees of the “Influential Italian Gentleman”?

September 23, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The article is a continuation of this blog’s research into persons and events potentially associated with the 2013 conclave and the election of Cardinal Bergoglio S.J. The St. Gallen Mafia, the Obama Administration, and a Conclave As many tradition-minded Catholics around the world have perceived by now, the election … More Six Degrees of the “Influential Italian Gentleman”?

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