The Wheels of the Formal Correction turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine

November 14, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – The latest chapter in the crisis over Amoris Laetitia is Edward Pentin’s recent interview of Cardinal Burke. The interview may be found in the online National Catholic Register (see  “Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication” published November 14, 2017).  Below the headline, briefly summarizing the … More The Wheels of the Formal Correction turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine

Amoris Laetitia and the Confusion of those contradicting the Magisterium of John Paul II

November 7, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – The latest salvo from Rome on Amoris Laetitia was fired by Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa in the Vatican Insider [NB: Amusingly, of Vatican Insider, journalist Edward Pentin suggested that a description of it as the “Vatican Pravda” would be an apt one (see Remnant Newspaper: EDWARD PENTIN: Catholic Identity Conference … More Amoris Laetitia and the Confusion of those contradicting the Magisterium of John Paul II

Does the Prophet Malachi speak to our time and the issues of Amoris Laetitia?

November 5, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – I went to Mass this Sunday morning with my wife at our parish Church. My ears perked up as I listened to the first reading, which was taken from Malachi (1:14B – 2:2B, 8-10).  As given on the USCCB website, the reading is as follows (emphasis added): A great … More Does the Prophet Malachi speak to our time and the issues of Amoris Laetitia?

Cardinal Muller, the Dubia and the Formal Correction

October 31, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) –  Some of those defending the liberal interpretation of Amoris Laetitia – i.e., the heretical one which would allow communion for divorced and remarried persons who, bound by a valid marital bond to one person, continue to live as man and wife with a different person – were heartened by … More Cardinal Muller, the Dubia and the Formal Correction

Cardinal Burke’s visit to relic of the head of St. Thomas More: a “Heads up” to Pope Francis?

October 17, 2017 – (Steven O’Reilly) – On Sunday, October 15, Cardinal Burke visited St. Dunstan’s in Canterbury, England, according the National Catholic Register (see “Cardinal Burke Venerates Relic of the Head of St. Thomas More” by Edward Pentin). The purpose of the Cardinal’s stop at this parish church was to pray at the site where … More Cardinal Burke’s visit to relic of the head of St. Thomas More: a “Heads up” to Pope Francis?

A simple question for Mr. Walford regarding the “adherence of the faithful”?

October 13, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – A few weeks back Stephen Walford attacked the “filial correction” and its 62 signatories in a National Catholic Reporter article (See ‘Filial correction’ of pope marked by glaring hypocrisy, risible accusations).  At the time, I replied to certain arguments made by Mr. Walford in his article (see my response: Of … More A simple question for Mr. Walford regarding the “adherence of the faithful”?

Amoris Rumblings to Grow Louder in Atlanta?

October 11, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – There was an “Amoris Laetitia” conference held at Boston College last week. In an article on the conference in America (Listen to Families on ‘Amoris Laetitia.’ bishops and theologians say), Michael J. O’Loughlin reports some of the things said by various participants and speakers, which included Cardinal Cupich of … More Amoris Rumblings to Grow Louder in Atlanta?

Of infallible popes and the (chronically) fallible Mr. Walford

September 30, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – An article has appeared in the National Catholic Reporter entitled “Filial Correction of Pope marked by glaring hypocrisy, and risible accusations.”  The article is authored by Stephen Walford, against whom your humble blogger has penned a (growing) “Summa.” “SUMMA CONTRA STEPHEN WALFORD” Pope Francis’ Predecessors come to the Defense … More Of infallible popes and the (chronically) fallible Mr. Walford

A Filial Correction of those who believe Benedict is still Pope?

September 25, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has been a couple of days since the release of the Filial Correction of Pope Francis by 62 Catholic scholars. Again, those who prepared, wrote and committed their signatures to this document ought to be commended. We will watch in the coming days and weeks to see what … More A Filial Correction of those who believe Benedict is still Pope?

The Coming Storm

September 24, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Last week saw the one year anniversary of the Dubia come and go. On September 19, 2016 Pope Francis first received the five questions submitted to him by the four “Dubia Cardinals;” Caffarra, Meisner, Brandmuller and Burke (see here). As we wait for the expected “formal correction” of Pope … More The Coming Storm