June 25, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 7/14/2019, and again 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
May 29, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – On April 30, 2019, a group of 19 scholars and theologians published an Open Letter accusing Pope Francis of the canonical delict of heresy (see Prominent clergy, scholars accuse Pope Francis of heresy in open letter). The full document issued by these scholars may be found here. My initial thoughts on … More Pope Francis continues to fiddle while Rome burns
May 25 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – It is becoming clearer every day that the whole origin of the Russian collusion scandal was an orchestrated, illegal spying operation that targeted presidential-candidate Trump and which later developed into an attempted soft coup against a sitting president. While more facts need to uncovered, all Americans should be concerned … More If they would interfere in a presidential election — why not a papal one?
May 24, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Now that the Mueller Report has returned a definitive finding of no collusion and failed to conclude there was any obstruction, the next phase of this national scandal will move on, as it should, to the “investigation of the investigators.” There is a growing likelihood (certainty) that government bureaucrats … More The case for pardoning the coup conspirators who targeted Trump, et al.