Addendum: Normas Nonnullas explodes Dr. Mazza’s BiP theory

June 10, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Dr. Mazza again appeared on Dr. Marshall’s youtube program to discuss his Benedict is Pope thesis.  It is unfortunate that Dr. Mazza did not address any of the main points made in my three-part rebuttal of his thesis (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). However, having watching Dr. … More Addendum: Normas Nonnullas explodes Dr. Mazza’s BiP theory

A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 3

May 29, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – This article is the third and final part of my rebuttal of Dr. Mazza’s BiP (Benedict is [still] Pope) position, as well as a general rebuttal of all BiP theories.[1]  Dr. Mazza’s position was outlined in an appearance on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s Youtube podcast (see here), a position paper, … More A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 3

A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2

May 30, 2020 – (Steven O’Reilly) – In this article I continue to review Dr. Mazza’s position on BiP (“Benedict is [still] Pope”) as he outlined in his appearance on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s youtube podcast (see here), and his position paper.  In the interim period following Part 1 of my rebuttal, Dr. Mazza appeared in … More A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2

A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 1

May 29, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Update: May 30, 2020]  There have been many times over the last few years when I was certain — and hoped — I had written my last article on what I long ago called the BiP or BisP theory (i.e., Benedict is [still] Pope). But that hope has proved … More A Response to Dr. Mazza’s BiP Theory Discussion with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 1

Yet again…Benedict is still, really not pope

May 7, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The theory that Benedict XVI is still the pope continues to percolate.  For example, there was Sergio Russo’s article on Marco Tosatti’s site (see “Two Impelling Questions which necessitate an urgent answer“).  Then there was Edward Pentin’s own article on the debate over Benedict XVI’s resignation on his own … More Yet again…Benedict is still, really not pope

The Coronavirus and the Third Secret of Fatima

March 27, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est does not typically go into great length on  matters related to apparitions.  Here I have in mind particularly the apparitions at Fatima and the Third Secret of Fatima. I don’t do so because there are many writers out there far more learned and better versed than … More The Coronavirus and the Third Secret of Fatima

The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

March 13, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Friday the 13th of March marks the 7th anniversary of the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as pope. The evening I draft this article, March 12, marks the 7th anniversary of the start of the conclave which elected Cardinal Bergoglio to be pope. The number seven appears often in prophecies … More The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

March 5, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Almost seven years ago to this day, the General Congregations for the 2013 conclave commenced. These meetings were attended by both cardinal-electors and those cardinals who would not be eligible to vote in the conclave which would begin mid-March 2013. This may call to mind the potential role played … More The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day – Part II

March 3, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – In Part I of this series (here) I argued for the historical nature of  the account of the guards at the tomb (cf Matt. 27:57-66; 28:2-4; and 11-15).  An examination of the account of the guards in Matthew’s gospel we see that the Jewish claim “the disciples stole the … More The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day – Part II

The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day

March 3, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Being now in the Lenten season and drawing closer to Good Friday and Easter, Christians recall especially that part of the Creed in which we affirm of Jesus Christ: ‘for our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered, died and was buried. On the third day he … More The Historicity of the Resurrection: The Guards at the Tomb on the Third Day