Responding to Mr. Walford: Been there, done that (several times, Mr. Ivereigh)

June 23, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Austin Ivereigh recently asserted the other day that no one had responded to articles written by Stephen Walford (in Vatican Insider) on the subject of the magisterium of Pope Francis in regard to Amoris Laetitia.  I think the implication was these articles were too powerful for an answer.  Yawn. For … More Responding to Mr. Walford: Been there, done that (several times, Mr. Ivereigh)

Regarding a stealthy Pope and a ‘Pope-less’ Consistory

June 21, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – In a blog earlier this week, I commented on the publishing of Cardinal Caffara’s letter of April 25, 2017 to Pope Francis, wherein he requested an audience with the pope to discuss the five dubia previously sent to the Pope. The Cardinal went public with the letter earlier this … More Regarding a stealthy Pope and a ‘Pope-less’ Consistory

Time for an answer: what is up with the not-kneeling thing?

June 19, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has been reported Pope Francis did not kneel before the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Others in the blogosphere have noted this. GloriaTV has a photo of this here.  We commented on the Pope’s failure to kneel during the Fatima centenary here.  It is all … More Time for an answer: what is up with the not-kneeling thing?

Papal Motto: Climate Change “Bad” – Doctrinal Change Good?

June 1, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Under President Trump, the United States will now exit the Paris accord on climate change.  This is excellent news for the country and the American worker.  Yet, word comes via Crux that Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of … More Papal Motto: Climate Change “Bad” – Doctrinal Change Good?

Next up: Amoris Vitae?

May 17, 2016 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has been recently reported by two separate Catholic blogs that Pope Francis has established or is about to establish a commission to review Humanae Vitae.  The blog Eponymous Flower citing the reporting of Marco Tossati on leaks from the Vatican, writes that Pope Francis intends to set up a … More Next up: Amoris Vitae?

The “bishop dressed in white” actually kneels, Francis

May 13, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Pope Francis visited Fatima this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary on May 13, 2017, and to canonize Francisco and Jacinta.  Granted I did not watch the full coverage of Pope Francis, and fast forwarded through the videos on YouTube but…what struck me … More The “bishop dressed in white” actually kneels, Francis

Lighten Up, Francis

May 2, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – It seems that Pope Francis continues to return to his oft-repeated characterization of  Catholics, at least those who actually believe what the Church has taught always and everywhere, as “rigid.” I’ve trained myself not to roll my eyes every time he says it for fear my eyes might get … More Lighten Up, Francis

Amoris Rumblings in the Archdiocese of Atlanta?

April 28, 2017  (Steven O’Reilly) –  Since the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL), I do not recall ever seeing an official statement by the Archdiocese of Atlanta regarding its understanding of the eighth chapter of this apostolic exhortation. To my knowledge, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has never issued any specific communion guidelines or statements in … More Amoris Rumblings in the Archdiocese of Atlanta?