February 11, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – On this day 10 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign the papacy effective February 28, 2013. Earlier today, to mark this occasion, I was invited to join Italian musician and writer Aurelio Porfiri on his podcast Ritorno a Itaca (“return to Ithaca”) to discuss the … More 10th Anniversary of Benedict XVI’s Renunciation of the Papacy
February 10, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Dr. Edmund Mazza has just released a new book titled The Third Secret of Fatima & the Synodal Church: Volume I Pope Benedict’s Resignation. Only one chapter of this four chapter work is devoted entirely and explicitly to the thesis that Benedict’s resignation was invalid. Unfortunately, little of that … More A Rebuttal of Dr. Mazza’s book on Pope Benedict’s Resignation
February 7, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – I am happy to announce that my book Valid? The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is now available through other fine book sellers and distributors, such as Barnes and Noble in paperback. Until now, it had only been available on Amazon.com in either paperback or Kindle version. Was the resignation … More Valid? The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: Now available through other book sellers
February 7, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Last week, Roma Locuta Est announced a forthcoming video series “Roma Locuta Est Considers” which will from time to time discuss various topics. The first set of videos will cover the topic of Benepapism. Roma Locuta Est has covered the Benepapist controversy from nearly its beginning. Benepapism is the claim that … More Roma Locuta Est Considers: Benepapism and the Munus vs. Ministerium (Episode II)
January 31, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est has covered the Benepapist controversy from nearly its beginning. Benepapism is the claim that Pope Benedict XVI remained pope until his death in December of 2022, and that his resignation of the papacy in February 2013 was invalid. We originally coined the term “BiP” as an … More Roma Locuta Est Considers: Introduction to Benepapism (Episode I)
January 30, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Here is the update from the Bugnolan conclave to “elect” a “successor” to Pope Benedict XVI. It appears that the conclave was hampered by very low turnout [NB: Subsequent research points to a total of four attendees, Br, Bugnolo included]. No surprise there. But the big, and surprising news … More Bugnolan Conclave in surprise move, elects Bergoglio!
January 29, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – The last month has been quite eventful for Br. Bugnolo. He issued various ‘authoritative’ decrees. First, he laid out the basis, in his view, for a conclave to elect a “successor” of Pope Benedict XVI. Next, he declared that 99% of the cardinals were ipso facto excommunicated. Then, for … More The Bugnolo Files
January 24, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – There is a momentous report coming out of Rome related to Br. Bugnolo’s efforts to organize a Benepapist “conclave” to elect Benedict XVI’s “successor.” More on that in a moment. As readers of Roma Locuta Est are well aware, we have closely followed and chronicled, tongue-in-cheek, the efforts of … More The Bugnolan “conclave” begins January 30, 2023 at a Rome airport hotel!
January 22, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Since December 2023, Roma Locuta Est has observed with close attention the activities and pontifications of Br. Alexis Bugnolo regarding the “conclave” he is organizing to elect the “successor” of Benedict XVI. Even before the passing of Benedict XVI, Bugnolo was already laying the groundwork for this “conclave.” Given … More Bugnolo to go radio silent until after the Benepapist “conclave”?!
January 21, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – The tragicomedy which Benepapism has become continues apace. The nasty civil war between those who believe Benedict committed “substantial error” and those who believe he intentionally created a self-impeded see still rages. Based on a recent tweet of Andrea Cionci (see here), it seems Ann Barnhardt accused Cionci of … More Bugnolo’s Date with Destiny