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
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”
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?
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
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
July 9, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – There has been some discussion on various BiP favorable sites on the internet recently about what Pope Benedict XVI meant in his last audience, dated February 27, 2013, when he speaks of an “always and forever.” Granted, the BiP advocates have pointed to this passage going back several years … More The BiP Theory: Always and Forever whistling Dixie
June 23, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Things are getting stranger. Yesterday, Dr. Roberto De Mattei published an article in Corrispondenza Romana suggesting rather strongly that Archbishop Carlo Vigano has used a “ghost writer” for some of his more recent messages (see The Viganò Case: The Archbishop and His Double). Archbishop Vigano was very quick to … More Dr. De Mattei Doubles Down
June 22, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Dr. Roberto De Mattei in Corrispondenza Romana authored an article entitled The Viganò Case: The Archbishop and His Double. The article advanced the theory that Archbishop Viganó may not have authored some of the recent texts published under his name. That is, Dr. Mattei suggests the possibility that perhaps … More Dr. De Mattei’s Vigano Theory: What is this really about?
June 8, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Mike Lewis over at Where Peter Is has offered his ruminations on the state and future of evangelization. The lengthy essay (4,600 words plus) ponders “What can we offer the world?” The question Mr. Lewis wants to set before the reader is how to best evangelize in the world … More What can we offer the world? ‘Not much’ according to Mr. Lewis
May 18, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over the last year or so, several videos have been made public which capture what the US military calls “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” or UAPs. The acronym UAP has replaced the older, more common description of such sightings as an “Unidentified Flying Object” or UFO. On his show on FOX … More Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: What might it be?