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
December 10, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Should there be an “imperfect council” to potentially consider whether Pope Francis is a formal heretic and or apostate, and if so determined, to declare the See of Peter vacant? Over the last few years Catholics have seen only a few courageous cardinals and bishops speak up regarding the … More Don’t let perfection be the enemy of an Imperfect Council
October 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The month of October wears on, as does the Amazon Synod in Rome. While I have been following the goings on in Rome, I have not had time to put fingers to keyboard until now. Events have dictated otherwise. My wife’s mother passed away on September 30 (God rest … More Time for an imperfect council to consider the case of an imperfect pope
June 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – As I followed the recent USCCB meeting in the press, I never saw references to any public comments made by any bishop on the recent Open Letter, which accused Pope Francis of the delict of heresy, or any comment on the “Declaration of Truths” (see prior discussion on the … More The USCCB vs. the Declaration of Truths?
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
October 3, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Rorate Caeli reports the availability of a lengthy interview of Bishop Athanasius Schnieder and the Rorate Caeli website provides a link to it (see here). The interview, entitled “Catholic Church: Where are you heading?”, was conducted in July 2018 by a Hungarian theologian Dániel Fülep. Of particular note, Bishop Schneider … More There will be no formal correction
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