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?

A Correction of Pope Francis: A glimmer of hope there will be one?

February 11, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The pace of significant events in the Church seems to have quickened over the last several weeks. The New York legislature voted for and Governor Cuomo signed the “Reproductive Health Act” which allows abortion up to the moment of birth. Calls by an outraged laity for either the bishop … More A Correction of Pope Francis: A glimmer of hope there will be one?

Time to “Bell, Book and Candle” them all

January 25, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – By now, I am sure most Catholics who follow either political or religious current events are well  aware of the recent abortion law that recently passed in the state of New York.  The law — the “Reproductive Health Act”— passed with the lead and support of Governor Cuomo and, … More Time to “Bell, Book and Candle” them all

Benedict is Still Pope and Other Errors

January 15, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – It is unfortunate that the Benedict-is-still-Pope (BISP) theory, for some, has moved beyond a mere “theory” or hypothesis to be now treated as an undeniable fact, known with moral certitude. While I share the concerns over this papacy (NB: concerns that led to the foundation of this blog) which have led some … More Benedict is Still Pope and Other Errors

Vigano, Public Repentance and an Inquisition to Investigate McCarrick and Others

January 14, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Archbishop Viganó has released a new letter. In this latest epistle, Viganó calls upon the ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick to repent publicly of his sins. Archbishop Viganó says in part: “Time is running out, but you can confess and repent of your sins, crimes and sacrileges, and do so publicly, since they … More Vigano, Public Repentance and an Inquisition to Investigate McCarrick and Others

What Would Judas Do? Maccabean responses in a post-Christian world

January 11, 2019 (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) – The period of the Maccabees (175 to 134 BC) was a time of persecution of the faith and a crisis of conscience for the faithful. At that time the subjugation of the Jewish people was at the hands of the Seleucid Greeks.  The hopes of Jewish … More What Would Judas Do? Maccabean responses in a post-Christian world