A man such as Francis is not one to resign voluntarily – he must be deposed

August 28, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Roma Locuta Est published an article (All roads lead to Rome – to Francis and Benedict) suggesting what is obvious to all – to all but Pope Francis apparently.  That is, Pope Francis needs to answer the allegations of Archbishop Vigano (see here).  It being clear – in … More A man such as Francis is not one to resign voluntarily – he must be deposed

All roads lead to Rome – to Francis and Benedict

August 27, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has not been a couple days since Archbishop Vigano’s testimony (see here) implicating U.S. and Roman prelates – inclusive of Pope Francis – in the cover-up of Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual abuse of seminarians. As time drags on it becomes all the more certain that the allegations that Pope … More All roads lead to Rome – to Francis and Benedict

Some Comments on Cardinal Cupich’s Response to Archbishop Vigano

August 27, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – If you have happened upon this blog article, you are certainly aware by now of the news which has recently rocked the Catholic world. Of course, I speak of  Archbishop Vigano (former papal nuncio to the U.S.) and his testimony implicating prelates both in the U.S. and in Rome, … More Some Comments on Cardinal Cupich’s Response to Archbishop Vigano

Heaven Forfend: Pope Francis answers neither the Dubia nor Stephen Walford!

August 21, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today Crux magazine and the Italian Jesuit La Civilta Cattolica magazine published a letter written by Pope Francis to Stephen Walford. This letter – the First Epistle of Francis to Stephen Walford – will serve as the preface to Mr. Walford’s forthcoming book:  “Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce: … More Heaven Forfend: Pope Francis answers neither the Dubia nor Stephen Walford!

The Interview Questions Stephen Walford will not Answer

August 18, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est recently posted an article (Stephen Walford repeats his error regarding a “sacramental discipline” ) that commented on a response made by Stephen Walford in his recent interview with the knee-jerk-Francis-defending blog, Where Peter Is (see here). Reading the questions posed to Mr. Walford by Where Peter … More The Interview Questions Stephen Walford will not Answer

Stephen Walford repeats his error regarding a “sacramental discipline”

August 17, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – A Francis-defending blog (Where Peter Is) recently posted its interview (see here) of Stephen Walford, himself a defender of Pope Francis regarding all things Amoris Laetitia and perhaps regarding Humanae Vitae (see here).  Regarding the opposition to Amoris Laetitia chapter 8, one question posed by Where Peter Is (“WPI”) … More Stephen Walford repeats his error regarding a “sacramental discipline”

More Papal Confusion: Footnoting Francis throws his predecessors under the bus

August 6, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – By now the reader has certainly heard the latest news from Rome.  Pope Francis has “developed” the doctrine on the death penalty, so that what was once licit, is now illicit – or more accurately, “inadmissible.” Here is the new version of the Catechism on the death penalty: 2267. Recourse … More More Papal Confusion: Footnoting Francis throws his predecessors under the bus

Curiouser and Curiouser: Who Dispensed Jorge Bergoglio SJ from his vows?

July 31, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – UPDATED 9/13/2018 and again 10/29/2018 – This blog post is an update and expansion of an article first written in August of 2017, updated again July 31, and yet again now. The idea for the article originated within Jesuit circles in the year following the election of Jorge Bergoglio S.J. The issue, … More Curiouser and Curiouser: Who Dispensed Jorge Bergoglio SJ from his vows?

Walford waffles, again, on exceptionless norms

July 24, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Stephen Walford has written another article in La Stampa, this one on the occasion of this year’s 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae (see Humanae Vitae 50 Years On:  Truth, Trust and Mercy, antidotes for the contraceptive mentality).  As it was Mr. Walford’s writings that first ‘dragged’ me into the … More Walford waffles, again, on exceptionless norms