On the 8th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

March 13, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Today is the eight anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.  I wasn’t planning on marking this year’s anniversary with an article, as I had last year (see The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio), or as I had on the 8th anniversary of the “influential Italian … More On the 8th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part I)

February 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Perhaps it should go without saying that when defending the Catholic Faith, Catholics should first and foremost be defenders of orthodoxy. Though it seems to some, being defenders of orthodoxy does not always entail being first and foremost a defender of the pope, any particular bishop, or any one … More On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part I)

On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part II)

February 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – This is the second and final part of a series “On the Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it?”  In part one, we looked at the Church’s “constant and universal” tradition and practice on the question of whether Holy Communion can be given to the divorce and remarried … More On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part II)

Fratelli Tutti, the Death Penalty, and Infallibility

October 6, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Pope Francis issued his most recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti on Sunday, October 4, 2020.  I may or may not write more on this tedious encyclical (“Tutti Frutti” as I have called it), but below I offer my initial reaction to the overall document. In addition, I briefly discuss the … More Fratelli Tutti, the Death Penalty, and Infallibility

Six Degrees of the “Influential Italian Gentleman”?

September 23, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The article is a continuation of this blog’s research into persons and events potentially associated with the 2013 conclave and the election of Cardinal Bergoglio S.J. The St. Gallen Mafia, the Obama Administration, and a Conclave As many tradition-minded Catholics around the world have perceived by now, the election … More Six Degrees of the “Influential Italian Gentleman”?

Dr. Mazza’s “daring hypothesis” fails miserably

August 2, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over two months have passed since Dr. Mazza first appeared on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s popular YouTube podcast (see here) to explain the “Mazza Hypothesis.”  In Dr. Mazza’s view, Pope Benedict XVI in his resignation intended and succeeded in splitting the Primacy of Peter from the See of Rome. Thus, … More Dr. Mazza’s “daring hypothesis” fails miserably

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 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