What You Gotta Believe…if you believe Mr. Walford

November 30, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – The most recent issue (November 30, 2018) of L’Osservatore Romano published an essay by Stephen Walford whose writings and opinions on doctrine and discipline are the subject of the ever expanding Summa Contra Stephen Walford. Prior writings by Mr. Walford have appeared in such outlets as La Stampa’s Vatican Insider and … More What You Gotta Believe…if you believe Mr. Walford

Against the Arguments that Claim Benedict XVI is STILL Pope

November 24, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) UPDATED 11/26/2018; 11/28/2018 and 11/29/2018 – The “Benedict is Pope” theory (BIP) has regained steam of late. Ms. Ann Barnhardt recently released a two hour plus video outlining her case for the claim (see here). The well-respected Italian writer and journalist Antonio Socci has written a soon to be released book … More Against the Arguments that Claim Benedict XVI is STILL Pope

The Errors of Mr. Walford’s ‘Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce’

October 8, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – It finally came in the mail, a couple weeks after ordering it. The “it” was Stephen Walford’s book on Pope Francis’ papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Entitled Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce, the book is 207 pages in length, inclusive of appendix which includes a personal letter addressed to … More The Errors of Mr. Walford’s ‘Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce’

A question Mr. Walford will never answer about dissent

April 26, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – As Roma Locuta Est had been on a hiatus over the last several or more months, I am catching up on things upon which to comment. I see that on January 4, 2018, there was another article by Stephen Walford in La Stampa’s Vatican Insider, this one entitled “The … More A question Mr. Walford will never answer about dissent

The Historicity of the Crucifixion Darkness

April 13, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) –  Good Friday approaches. On this day, 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.’ These things we affirm to be historical facts. These events of that day, … More The Historicity of the Crucifixion Darkness

Pope Francis’ Predecessors come to the Defense of his Magisterium? Well–Yes and No, Mr. Walford

Honorius Redivivus?   By Steven O’Reilly   (February 18, 2017) – I have long toyed with the idea of blogging. This itch has been held firmly in check by the conviction that a blogger should be one of two things: either a very interesting person or at least someone with something very interesting to say.  Ideally, … More Pope Francis’ Predecessors come to the Defense of his Magisterium? Well–Yes and No, Mr. Walford