Roma Locuta Est Considers: Introduction to Benepapism (Episode I)

January 31, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est has covered the Benepapist controversy from nearly its beginning.  Benepapism is the claim that Pope Benedict XVI remained pope until his death in December of 2022, and that his resignation of the papacy in February 2013 was invalid. We originally coined the term “BiP” as an … More Roma Locuta Est Considers: Introduction to Benepapism (Episode I)

Bugnolan Conclave in surprise move, elects Bergoglio!

January 30, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Here is the update from the Bugnolan conclave to “elect” a “successor” to Pope Benedict XVI.  It appears that the conclave was hampered by very low turnout.  No surprise there. But the big, and surprising news is this. Disappointing those who had expected Bugnolo might be elected ‘anti-pope’, in … More Bugnolan Conclave in surprise move, elects Bergoglio!

The Bugnolo Files

January 29, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) –  The last month has been quite eventful for Br. Bugnolo.  He issued various ‘authoritative’ decrees.  First, he laid out the basis, in his view, for a conclave to elect a “successor” of Pope Benedict XVI. Next, he declared that 99% of the cardinals were ipso facto excommunicated.  Then, for … More The Bugnolo Files

The Bugnolan “conclave” begins January 30, 2023 at a Rome airport hotel!

January 24, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – There is a momentous report coming out of Rome related to Br. Bugnolo’s efforts to organize a Benepapist “conclave” to elect Benedict XVI’s “successor.”  More on that in a moment. As readers of Roma Locuta Est are well aware, we have closely followed and chronicled, tongue-in-cheek, the efforts of … More The Bugnolan “conclave” begins January 30, 2023 at a Rome airport hotel!

Bugnolo to go radio silent until after the Benepapist “conclave”?!

January 22, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Since December 2023, Roma Locuta Est has observed with close attention the activities and pontifications of Br. Alexis Bugnolo regarding the “conclave” he is organizing to elect the “successor” of Benedict XVI. Even before the passing of Benedict XVI, Bugnolo was already laying the groundwork for this “conclave.” Given … More Bugnolo to go radio silent until after the Benepapist “conclave”?!

Bugnolo’s Date with Destiny

January 21, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – The tragicomedy which Benepapism has become continues apace. The nasty civil war between those who believe Benedict committed “substantial error” and those who believe he intentionally created a self-impeded see still rages.  Based on a recent tweet of Andrea Cionci (see here), it seems Ann Barnhardt accused Cionci of … More Bugnolo’s Date with Destiny

Soylent Green is People! Will the Vatican Respond?

January 17, 2023 (Edward J. Barr) – We must admit that the Culture of Death has done a marvelous job at undercutting the Christian foundations on which the United States was built.  While the question of when this devolution began can be disputed, that it has arrived cannot be denied.  The Church has been warned about the … More Soylent Green is People! Will the Vatican Respond?

Br. Bugnolo’s ‘Urbi et Orbi’ and the tragicomedy which Benepapism has become

January 12, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) –  Until this past October, I only rarely checked in on the Benepapist goings on involving Br. Bugnolo and his website FromRome. However, beginning in October, things have begun to heat up quite a bit in the world of Benepapism, and some of his posts ended up being rather unintentionally … More Br. Bugnolo’s ‘Urbi et Orbi’ and the tragicomedy which Benepapism has become

Benedict XVI and the missing “Last Testament”?

January 9, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 1/11/2023] Following the death of Pope Benedict XVI, God rest his soul, the Vatican published Benedict’s “spiritual testament” dated August 29, 2006, a year after he was elected pope (see FULL TEXT: Benedict XVI’s ‘Spiritual Testament’ Shares His Final Thoughts With the Church). The Lack of a “Last … More Benedict XVI and the missing “Last Testament”?

What about the Benedict and “NSA official” story?

January 7, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 1/9/2023] A story has been making the rounds on various Catholic podcasts [1] over the last couple of day about a “US official” who — right after the election of Pope Benedict XVI — supposedly “bragged” about how Benedict “would soon be forced” to resign. These podcasts are … More What about the Benedict and “NSA official” story?