If they would interfere in a presidential election — why not a papal one?

May 25 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – It is becoming clearer every day that the whole origin of the Russian collusion scandal was an orchestrated, illegal spying operation that targeted presidential-candidate Trump and which later developed into an attempted soft coup against a sitting president. While more facts need to uncovered, all Americans should be concerned … More If they would interfere in a presidential election — why not a papal one?

The case for pardoning the coup conspirators who targeted Trump, et al.

May 24, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Now that the Mueller Report has returned a definitive finding of no collusion and failed to conclude there was any obstruction, the next phase of this national scandal will move on, as it should, to the “investigation of the investigators.” There is a growing likelihood (certainty) that government bureaucrats … More The case for pardoning the coup conspirators who targeted Trump, et al.

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