What can we offer the world? ‘Not much’ according to Mr. Lewis

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

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: What might it be?

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?

The Forgotten ‘October Surprise’ (Part II): Cui Bono?

April 21, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – In Part I of “The Forgotten ‘October Surprise’…“, we took a look at an event that may have been intended to influence the outcome of the 2013 conclave. As a brief recap, on the morning of March 12, 2013, the day the conclave in Rome was to begin later … More The Forgotten ‘October Surprise’ (Part II): Cui Bono?

The Forgotten ‘October Surprise’ of the 2013 Conclave

April 15, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – As regular readers of Roma Locuta Est know, we have continued to investigate the events surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, as well as the conclave of 2013 which elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio SJ as pope. One can read our series of articles on these questions in The … More The Forgotten ‘October Surprise’ of the 2013 Conclave

Benedict’s Plan “B” from Outer Space

April 11, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – I saw an article today on the great Marco Tosatti’s website.  The article, by Andrea Cionci, was entitled Cionci: The Possible Reconstruction of Benedict XVI’s “Plan B”. I recommend all interested in the “Benedict is (still) Pope” (BiP) debate to read the article as it is, to a degree, … More Benedict’s Plan “B” from Outer Space

Being Wrong: The Ontology of the BiP Argument

April 9, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – The whole “Benedict is (still) Pope” (BiP) controversy will simply not fade away. Consider, yet another book on the question was recently published, “Benedict XVI: Pope “Emeritus”? by Estefania Acosta.  Why it won’t die away is understandable. The Francis pontificate goes from one train wreck to another. The few … More Being Wrong: The Ontology of the BiP Argument

The Historicity of the Resurrection

April 2, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – This article is the next installment of “historicity” articles presented on this blog, Roma Locuta Est. The first dealt with the historicity of the Crucifixion Darkness (see The Historicity of the Crucifixion Darkness), the second with the historicity of the Resurrection in consideration of the testimony of the Roman … More The Historicity of the Resurrection

On the 8th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

March 13, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today is the eight anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.  I wasn’t planning on marking this year’s anniversary with an article, as I had last year (see The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio), or as I had on the 8th anniversary of the “influential Italian … More On the 8th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

More on McCarrick and his Connections to the Obama/Biden White House

March 5, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – I have previously written of ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s trip to China following his meeting with Pope Francis in June of 2013 (see here).  Archbishop Vigano in his Testimony regardomg McCarrick seemed to suggest that the Pope’s rehabilitation of McCarrick was a reward for McCarrick’s significant role in Bergoglio’s election in … More More on McCarrick and his Connections to the Obama/Biden White House

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”