July 9, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The “Benedict is Pope” (BiP) theory is still limping along. Having already countered the BiP arguments in a number of articles, I was hoping I would never feel the need again to do so. Some of the articles deal with questions related to whether Benedict’s resignation was forced (see Thoughts on … More Did Pope Benedict XVI resign because of threats? No.
July 1, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 7/12/2019] Updated 7/31/2019: The thesis in the article below has been revised. Please see 2013 Conclave: Was there a violation of Universi Dominici Gregis 12? instead. This article is part III of an examination of events leading up to the 2013 conclave which elected Cardinal Bergoglio. Part I on Roma … More Bergoglio and Tornielli together on conclave eve – what was that about?
June 28, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – In part 1 of this series (see The “Influential Italian Gentleman”), we looked at the somewhat mysterious figure of the “influential Italian gentleman” (ITG) who visited the ex-Cardinal McCarrick at the NAC sometime about (March 2, 2013). The ITG, per McCarrick, asked McCarrick to ‘talk up Bergoglio’ in the upcoming … More Questions Regarding the “Influential Italian Gentleman”
June 25, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 9/16/2019, 7/14/2019, and 7/27/2019] Catholics following the scandals surrounding the ex-Cardinal McCarrick are probably well aware of the seemingly mysterious figure of the “influential Italian gentleman.” This individual met McCarrick at the North American College in Rome and asked McCarrick to ‘talk up Bergoglio‘ in the general congregations, … More The “Influential Italian Gentleman”
June 21, 2019 (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) – The recently released 2019 Commonwealth Fund’s Study on State Health Performance highlighted the negative impact drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol abuse have had on the nation’s health. The term “deaths of despair” appropriately describes the hopelessness of many who have succumbed to these three soldiers of … More The Rise in Death & Despair makes NONEsense
June 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – As I followed the recent USCCB meeting in the press, I never saw references to any public comments made by any bishop on the recent Open Letter, which accused Pope Francis of the delict of heresy, or any comment on the “Declaration of Truths” (see prior discussion on the … More The USCCB vs. the Declaration of Truths?
June 16, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has been less than two months since the release of the Open Letter which accused Pope Francis of the delict of heresy (see prior discussion with links to the Open Letter here), and its been less than two weeks since the release of the “Declaration of Truths.” (Prior … More St. Thomas Aquinas: “No so fast, Francis!”
June 13, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Last week I received a copy of Dr. Roberto de Mattei’s new book, entitled “Love for the Papacy and Filial Resistance to the Pope in the History of the Church.” I find this collection of articles and lectures on this topic by Dr. De Mattei to be both timely … More Dr. Mattei and “Filial Resistance to the Pope”
June 10, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – LifeSiteNews reported today (see here) that Cardinal Burke, along with Bishop Athanasius Schneider and several other bishops (one other cardinal among their number) issued a “Declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time” (See full Declaration here). … More A positive development: The “Declaration of Truths”
June 3, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – For those who have followed Roma Locuta Est for any length of time, you may have noticed on the “about” page or in the writer’s bio at the bottom of each article that I have been writing a historical-fiction book — or actually a trilogy. The first book, finally(!), should … More PIA FIDELIS: The Two Kingdoms