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
December 30, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est is now approaching the end of its third year of existence (2nd full year). Last year this site recapped its year by listing the Top posts of 2018. The tradition now continues into 2019. Before proceeding to the Top Ten List of posts written in 2019, … More Top Ten Roma Locuta Est Posts of 2019
December 10, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Should there be an “imperfect council” to potentially consider whether Pope Francis is a formal heretic and or apostate, and if so determined, to declare the See of Peter vacant? Over the last few years Catholics have seen only a few courageous cardinals and bishops speak up regarding the … More Don’t let perfection be the enemy of an Imperfect Council
November 26, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Tucker Carlson had an interesting segment on his show this evening (November 25). In this segment, he speculated that Michele Obama might yet enter into the presidential race (see here, beginning at 20:00 mark). He offers a number of compelling observations that support the speculation. I suggest the reader … More The Russia-Collusion Hoax and another President Obama?
November 24, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Regular readers of this blog may have been aware that I have been working on a historical-fiction trilogy. I am pleased to announce that book I of this trilogy is now available on AMAZON in Kindle and paperback versions. The title of the trilogy is PIA FIDELIS. Book I of … More PIA FIDELIS
November 7, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The Amazon Synod is over. It’s been a couple weeks since my last article (see Time for an imperfect council to consider the case of an imperfect pope), as I remain occupied with readying Pia Fidelis for publication. The month of October and the first week of November have … More Why blame Scalfari?
October 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The month of October wears on, as does the Amazon Synod in Rome. While I have been following the goings on in Rome, I have not had time to put fingers to keyboard until now. Events have dictated otherwise. My wife’s mother passed away on September 30 (God rest … More Time for an imperfect council to consider the case of an imperfect pope
September 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – As I have previously argued and stated on this blog, I believe one must accept Pope Francis as pope, given all available evidence, outward form and procedure, etc. I reject, for example, all suggestions that Benedict is still pope, and have argued that for quite some time (see note … More A Discussion of Cardinal Bergoglio’s Jesuit Vows and the 2013 Conclave
August 25, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Scott Eric Alt recently published an article on his Patheos blog re what he calls the Francis Derangment Syndrome, apparently this article is part 24 or something of a series. Mr. Alt was set off in this most recent installment by Patrick Coffin’s interview with Cardinal Burke which touched upon … More Alt right vs. Alt wrong…which Alt is Alt?
August 13, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 8/21/2019] Over at Where Peter Is they recently published an article by Pedro Gabriel on the doctrine of mitigating circumstances. This article attempts to find ways by which it can be said that acts of adultery might under certain circumstances be considered venial. And, here, of course, Where … More On the Doctrine of Mitigating Circumstances