March 5, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Almost seven years ago to this day, the General Congregations for the 2013 conclave commenced. These meetings were attended by both cardinal-electors and those cardinals who would not be eligible to vote in the conclave which would begin mid-March 2013. This may call to mind the potential role played … More The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”
March 3, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – In Part I of this series (here) I argued for the historical nature of the account of the guards at the tomb (cf Matt. 27:57-66; 28:2-4; and 11-15). An examination of the account of the guards in Matthew’s gospel we see that the Jewish claim “the disciples stole the … More The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day – Part II
March 3, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Being now in the Lenten season and drawing closer to Good Friday and Easter, Christians recall especially that part of the Creed in which we affirm of Jesus Christ: ‘for our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered, died and was buried. On the third day he … More The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day
February 12, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today, the Holy See issued a much anticipated papal exhortation in the wake of the recent Amazon Synod. The exhortation (Querida Amazonia), many had feared, would — among other things — approve the ordination of respected married men (“viri probati”), as well as the ordination of women as “deaconesses.” … More Initial take on latest papal exhortation (Querida Amazonia)
February 11, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Pope Benedict XVI resigned seven years ago today. It was unfortunate that he did so as it has given us the last seven years of Pope Francis. Over the course of these seven years, Francis has sowed division and confusion in the Catholic Church in a variety of ways. … More Summa Contra the BiP Theory (Why Benedict XVI is NOT the pope)
January 21, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over the weekend there was a protest in Munich (see here) to draw attention to the German synodal process which threatens to protestantize the Church with its call for women’s ordination and other liberal demands. These are all things faithful Catholics should object to. As I understand it, the … More If a Catholic protest happens in a forest…does it make a sound?
January 14, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The last few days have been interesting to say the least. First comes news that Cardinal Sarah and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI co-authored a book defending priestly celibacy. This joint project grew out of their reflections on the Amazon Synod and whether it was possible or not to ordain … More Cardinal Sarah vs. the “New Paths” of the Pachamama Exhortation
December 30, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est is now approaching the end of its third year of existence (2nd full year). Last year this site recapped its year by listing the Top posts of 2018. The tradition now continues into 2019. Before proceeding to the Top Ten List of posts written in 2019, … More Top Ten Roma Locuta Est Posts of 2019
December 10, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Should there be an “imperfect council” to potentially consider whether Pope Francis is a formal heretic and or apostate, and if so determined, to declare the See of Peter vacant? Over the last few years Catholics have seen only a few courageous cardinals and bishops speak up regarding the … More Don’t let perfection be the enemy of an Imperfect Council
November 26, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Tucker Carlson had an interesting segment on his show this evening (November 25). In this segment, he speculated that Michele Obama might yet enter into the presidential race (see here, beginning at 20:00 mark). He offers a number of compelling observations that support the speculation. I suggest the reader … More The Russia-Collusion Hoax and another President Obama?