More Papal Confusion: Footnoting Francis throws his predecessors under the bus

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

The Historicity of Miracles: The case of Julian the Apostate and a lesson for our time

June 24, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – On the 26th of this month of June in 363 A.D., the Roman Emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus (331-363 A.D.) died from a mortal wound he received at the Battle of Samara during the Roman army’s withdrawal from Ctesiphon, the Parthian capital. This emperor, known to history as Julian the Apostate, … More The Historicity of Miracles: The case of Julian the Apostate and a lesson for our time

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

Don’t Panic! The Formal Correction is on the way!

April 22, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Having been distracted these past months by other matters, I have not had a moment to pen a new blog post until now.  In that time, not much has appeared to have happened on the “formal correction” front. I sense, as a consequence, there is a degree of growing … More Don’t Panic! The Formal Correction is on the way!

Amoris Laetitia and the Confusion of those contradicting the Magisterium of John Paul II

November 7, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – The latest salvo from Rome on Amoris Laetitia was fired by Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa in the Vatican Insider [NB: Amusingly, of Vatican Insider, journalist Edward Pentin suggested that a description of it as the “Vatican Pravda” would be an apt one (see Remnant Newspaper: EDWARD PENTIN: Catholic Identity Conference … More Amoris Laetitia and the Confusion of those contradicting the Magisterium of John Paul II

Does the Prophet Malachi speak to our time and the issues of Amoris Laetitia?

November 5, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – I went to Mass this Sunday morning with my wife at our parish Church. My ears perked up as I listened to the first reading, which was taken from Malachi (1:14B – 2:2B, 8-10).  As given on the USCCB website, the reading is as follows (emphasis added): A great … More Does the Prophet Malachi speak to our time and the issues of Amoris Laetitia?

Cardinal Muller, the Dubia and the Formal Correction

October 31, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) –  Some of those defending the liberal interpretation of Amoris Laetitia – i.e., the heretical one which would allow communion for divorced and remarried persons who, bound by a valid marital bond to one person, continue to live as man and wife with a different person – were heartened by … More Cardinal Muller, the Dubia and the Formal Correction

A Filial Correction of those who believe Benedict is still Pope?

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?

The Coming Storm

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