Six Degrees of the “Influential Italian Gentleman”?

September 23, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The article is a continuation of this blog’s research into persons and events potentially associated with the 2013 conclave and the election of Cardinal Bergoglio S.J. The St. Gallen Mafia, the Obama Administration, and a Conclave As many tradition-minded Catholics around the world have perceived by now, the election … More Six Degrees of the “Influential Italian Gentleman”?

The “we” in “We did it!” — and what they did

August 15, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – This article is the ‘promised’ followup to my recent article on Theodore McCarrick and the 2013 conclave (see McCarrick on Bergoglio’s Election: “We did it!”). As reported in that article, following the election of Pope Francis, McCarrick is said to have excitedly told a prelate in Rome that “we … More The “we” in “We did it!” — and what they did

Mary’s “part” in the Ascension points to her Assumption

August 12, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – The feast of the Assumption is a time to ponder Mary’s unique role in salvation history.  The significance of her fiat is a theological joy that has intrigued and excited Catholics for millennia.  All that Mary does, teaches, and exemplifies is based upon the salvific mission of her … More Mary’s “part” in the Ascension points to her Assumption

Dr. Mazza’s “daring hypothesis” fails miserably

August 2, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over two months have passed since Dr. Mazza first appeared on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s popular YouTube podcast (see here) to explain the “Mazza Hypothesis.”  In Dr. Mazza’s view, Pope Benedict XVI in his resignation intended and succeeded in splitting the Primacy of Peter from the See of Rome. Thus, … More Dr. Mazza’s “daring hypothesis” fails miserably

Are the 5 Non-negotiables really Non-negotiable?

July 29, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – As we get closer to the Presidential election a number of self-proclaimed Catholic news outlets have attacked the legitimacy of the “five non-negotiables,” those policies that Catholics should always reject. These are abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and “homosexual marriage.” Based on Church teachings, especially … More Are the 5 Non-negotiables really Non-negotiable?

McCarrick on Bergoglio’s Election: “We did it!”

July 15, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Once again, we return to the case of McCarrick and the “influential Italian gentlemen.” This article will provide Roma Locuta Est‘s most important update to the story. I will not re-summarize here the whole history of McCarrick and his ‘mysterious’ visitor in early March 2013. By this point, if … More McCarrick on Bergoglio’s Election: “We did it!”

The “Influential Italian Gentleman”: A Sant’Egidio Connection?

July 15, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Folks have long speculated on the identity of the “influential Italian gentleman” described by ex-cardinal McCarrick in his talk at Villanova University in October 2013.  Roma Locuta Est has hypothesized  that the individual might be an Italian journalist, or associated with something like a large charitable organization in Rome. … More The “Influential Italian Gentleman”: A Sant’Egidio Connection?

The Influential Italian Gentleman: McCarrick “touted the praises” of Bergoglio Prior to the Conclave

June 30, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Long time readers of Roma Locuta Est are well aware that this site has long had a great interest in the tale and identity of the mysterious “influential Italian gentleman.”  This seemingly mysterious character visited ex-Cardinal McCarrick before the 2013 conclave and asked him to ‘talk up Bergoglio’ among … More The Influential Italian Gentleman: McCarrick “touted the praises” of Bergoglio Prior to the Conclave