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