Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola”

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”

Mr. Winters, a papal conclave, Ted McCarrick…and the Holy Spirit?

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?

Benedict’s Plan B from Outer Space – the Sequel

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

The Next Conclave: A Nightmare Scenario

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

The BiP Theory: Always and Forever whistling Dixie

July 9, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – There has been some discussion on various BiP[1] 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

Dr. De Mattei’s Vigano Theory: What is this really about?

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?

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