Benepapism and Mr. Coffin’s “Seven Pieces of Information Francis is an anti-pope”

March 30, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 5/6/2022] Having recently completed a series of articles addressing the erroneous arguments of the “Benedict is (still) pope” [BiP] theory (see The Case against those who claim “Benedict is (still) pope”); I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at Patrick Coffin’s recent video “Seven pieces … More Benepapism and Mr. Coffin’s “Seven Pieces of Information Francis is an anti-pope”

The Case against those who claim “Benedict is (still) pope”

March 21, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over the last month Roma Locuta Est has published a series of articles focusing specifically on key documents related to the controversy surrounding the validity of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.  Links to the articles have been grouped together further below to serve as a resource for those … More The Case against those who claim “Benedict is (still) pope”

On Angels and Abortion

March 15, 2022 (Edward J. Barr) – At a recent meeting with a pro-life group the question of whether the souls of aborted babies go to heaven was discussed.  To some this may seem a nonsensical question.  How can a good God compound the evil of abortion by denying the victims entrance into His kingdom?  However, it isn’t … More On Angels and Abortion

Regarding Benedict’s comments to the Pilgrims from Albano

March 7, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 4/28/2022] Roma Locuta Est‘s last few posts looked at the last acts and words of Pope Benedict XVI before his resignation on February 28, 2013. This was done to further underline that Benedict’s last acts and words as Pope, upon critical examination, do not support the “Benedict is … More Regarding Benedict’s comments to the Pilgrims from Albano

Regarding Benedict’s Last Audience

February 27, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – This is the third in a recent series of articles focusing Pope Benedict XVI’s last documents which touch on questions related to the “Benedict is (still) pope” (BiP) theory. The first in this series focused on the Declaratio (see Regarding Benedict’s Declaratio). The second article looked at Pope Benedict … More Regarding Benedict’s Last Audience

9th Anniversary of Bergoglio’s Arrival in Rome

February 27, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today is the 9th anniversary of Cardinal Bergoglio’s arrival in Rome, on February 27, 2013, the day before the effective date of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. While one might think cardinals arriving in Rome at such a momentous time would first meet and greet one another over lunches, and … More 9th Anniversary of Bergoglio’s Arrival in Rome

Regarding Benedict’s Normas Nonnullas

February 23, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – Catholics following the “Benedict is (still) pope” (BiP) debate are undoubtedly familiar with the documents central to this debate. There is the Declaratio in which Pope Benedict XVI, on February 11, 2013, declared his intent to resign the papacy. BiP-ers, or “beneplenists,” claim deficiences in the wording of the … More Regarding Benedict’s Normas Nonnullas

A Suggestion for Beneplenists before it’s too late

February 21, 2022 (Steven O’Reilly) – The “Benedict is (still) pope” (BiP) theory seems to have flared up again. On the 9th anniversary of Benedict’s announcement that he would retire, I debated Dr. Mazza at his invitation on the Tim Gordon’s “Rules for Retrogrades” show (see Debate: Is Benedict still pope). That same day, Patrick … More A Suggestion for Beneplenists before it’s too late