The Dagger of Private Interpretation and the Coming Martyrdom

May 22, 2019 (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) – Among the novelties brought into the Christian faith by the Protestant revolution, perhaps the deadliest is the belief in private interpretation of Scripture. That the church of the late 15th and early 16th century was deeply flawed and in need of renewal there is of no … More The Dagger of Private Interpretation and the Coming Martyrdom

Pope Francis, the Open Letter and the Pesky Preface

May 5, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Several days have now gone by since the release of an open letter to the world’s Catholic bishops which accuses Pope Francis of the 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.  As I … More Pope Francis, the Open Letter and the Pesky Preface

The Testimony of a former Benevacantist

May 3, 2019 (Roma Locuta Est) – The argument that claims Benedict is still pope is sometimes described as “Benevacantism.” Roma Locuta Est has avoided the use of this term. Instead I have used the terms “BIP” (“Benedict is Pope”) or “BISP” (“Benedict is still Pope”) to describe the argument, and “BIPPers” and “BISPers” to … More The Testimony of a former Benevacantist

Regarding the Open Letter accusing Pope Francis of Heresy

April 30, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – A group of twenty Catholic scholars just released an open letter which accuses Pope Francis 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. All should read the document. It is a must read … More Regarding the Open Letter accusing Pope Francis of Heresy

Comments on the Remnant, Mercy and Amoris Laetitia

April 29, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – An article posted on the Where Peter Is website recently came to my attention. The article is entitled “The Remnant: it is not what you’ve been told” (by Pedro Gabriel). The article begins by quoting Cardinal Ratzinger (the then future Pope Benedict XVI): From the crisis of today the Church … More Comments on the Remnant, Mercy and Amoris Laetitia

What to do with a heretical pope…Nothing?

March 20, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Rorate Caeli (here) published an op-ed by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. The bottom line of the bishop’s commentary (see Guest Op-Ed – Bishop Schneider: On the question of a heretical pope) is that there is no way to depose a heretical pope. That Bishop Schneider … More What to do with a heretical pope…Nothing?

The Four Marks of the Church – Realities in the Midst of the Tempest

  March 19, 2019 – (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) -The Nicene Creed is a succinct explanation of our faith that is said at Mass throughout most of the liturgical year. By reciting the Creed with our fellow Catholics, we state that we affirm and believe all elements of the Creed. Yet what exactly are … More The Four Marks of the Church – Realities in the Midst of the Tempest

Mr. Walford’s “appeal” and why it rings hollow

February 19, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) [Last Updated 2/27/2019] – Vatican Insider has just published another article by Stephen Walford  (see Stop Ageing Mother Church! An Appeal to Brother and Sister in Faith). Mr. Walford (see Note 1) is already well-known by regular readers of Roma Locuta Est through our compilation of refutations to his various … More Mr. Walford’s “appeal” and why it rings hollow

Martel’s Book: A Pope Francis-approved Hit Job?

February 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – There is a new book out by a French journalist that purports to be an expose’ of the homosexual subculture in the Vatican. A Crux News article reports on this new book (In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by Frédéric Martel) (see Crux News “New book claims … More Martel’s Book: A Pope Francis-approved Hit Job?