September 13, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has now been over a couple weeks since the publication of Archbishop Viganó’s testimony. This testimony accused Pope Francis of lifting sanctions placed upon former-Cardinal McCarrick by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Whatever the precise nature of these penalties, Viganó’s second accusation against Pope Francis, in my opinion, … More Of McCarrick and Past and Future Conclaves
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
July 31, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – [MOST RECENT UPDATE: September 10, 2019. Previously updated: July 9, 2019, 6/21/2019, 9/13/2018, 10/29/2018 and 1/8/2019] – This blog post is an update and expansion of an article first written in August of 2017, updated again July 31, and after a few more updates — yet again now (7/9/2019). The idea for the article … More Curiouser and Curiouser: Who Dispensed Jorge Bergoglio SJ from his vows?
September 25, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has been a couple of days since the release of the Filial Correction of Pope Francis by 62 Catholic scholars. Again, those who prepared, wrote and committed their signatures to this document ought to be commended. We will watch in the coming days and weeks to see what … More A Filial Correction of those who believe Benedict is still Pope?
September 24, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Last week saw the one year anniversary of the Dubia come and go. On September 19, 2016 Pope Francis first received the five questions submitted to him by the four “Dubia Cardinals;” Caffarra, Meisner, Brandmuller and Burke (see here). As we wait for the expected “formal correction” of Pope … More The Coming Storm
September 13, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Last week I outlined my position on the theory held by others which states Benedict XVI is still pope. In this article I’d like to add a few more thoughts to what I have already said on this topic. My response to that theory last week was: Benedict is … More Benedict is STILL not Pope
September 4, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – RomaLocutaEst shares the concerns of many faithful Catholics around the world regarding the course of this current pontificate. Perplexity and confusion over the words and acts of Pope Francis have led many to wonder what is really going on. One recent commentator, Colombian professor Jose Galat, was reportedly excommunicated for … More Benedict is NOT pope