The Rehabilitation of Cardinal Becciu: what’s up with that?

August 22, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – There comes to strange news today that Cardinal Becciu may be soon ‘reinstated’ by Pope Francis per several news sources.  But, first, some background. Readers may be aware that Cardinal Becciu is currently  embroiled in a Vatican trial involving an apparently shady London real estate deal. While the Cardinal’s … More The Rehabilitation of Cardinal Becciu: what’s up with that?

From Milan to Mar-a-Lago

August 19, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – In recent days, news broke about a class action lawsuit filed against the archdiocese of Quebec.  Per LifeSiteNews, the lawsuit apparently makes allegations of sexual assault against a number of priests, and other clergy of the archdiocese. Apparently, among those accused is Cardinal Marc Ouellett.  Per the LifeSiteNews article: … More From Milan to Mar-a-Lago

Hey, leading Benepapists, “if you’re ‘ad hominem-ing’; you’re not winning”

July 13, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yours truly has been the target of slanderous and libelous, ad hominem attacks of late; due, ultimately, to my opposition to Benepapism. And, it is evident, that at least some leading Benepapists don’t like it or me! However, this is not a unique position. I am neither alone in … More Hey, leading Benepapists, “if you’re ‘ad hominem-ing’; you’re not winning”

Ganswein’s Tears

June 20, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – Recently, per Gloria.TV news, Archbishop Ganswein gave an address “at a matinée of the Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI Foundation at Nymphenburg Palace in Munich on 18 June to mark Benedict’s 95th birthday.” The “big” news that came out of this is that Archbishop Ganswein broke into tears at a … More Ganswein’s Tears

Ms. Ann Barnhardt vs. the Law of Non-Contradiction: Ms. Barnhardt loses

May 30, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – In this article, we take a closer look at part of our article on Archbishop Ganswein’s speech (see Regarding Ganswein’s speech). In that article, we examined Ganswein’s speech and various Benepapist objections to the validity of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation based on it.  Please see that article which includes … More Ms. Ann Barnhardt vs. the Law of Non-Contradiction: Ms. Barnhardt loses

Benedict XVI: strategic genius or theological fool?

May 29, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) –  Benedict XVI is either a strategic genius or a theological fool.  That is, if you are a Benepapist, that is the choice you must make.  Which is he? That is the ultimate issue at stake in the Benepapist Civil War that has just erupted between the two Benepapist camps. … More Benedict XVI: strategic genius or theological fool?

Regarding the “Ratzinger Code”

April 28, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 11/2/2022] Roma Locuta Est continues to examine the various arguments of the Benepapists, i.e., those who believe Benedict is (still) pope. For example, we recently rebutted the latest “Mazza thesis” which he presented on Patrick Coffin’s podcast (see A closer look at Mr. Coffin’s evidence: Dr. Mazza’s Thesis … More Regarding the “Ratzinger Code”