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

The Influential Italian Gentleman: McCarrick “touted the praises” of Bergoglio Prior to the Conclave

June 30, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Long time readers of Roma Locuta Est are well aware that this site has long had a great interest in the tale and identity of the mysterious “influential Italian gentleman.”  This seemingly mysterious character visited ex-Cardinal McCarrick before the 2013 conclave and asked him to ‘talk up Bergoglio’ among … More The Influential Italian Gentleman: McCarrick “touted the praises” of Bergoglio Prior to the Conclave

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

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 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

March 13, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Friday the 13th of March marks the 7th anniversary of the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as pope. The evening I draft this article, March 12, marks the 7th anniversary of the start of the conclave which elected Cardinal Bergoglio to be pope. The number seven appears often in prophecies … More The 7th Anniversary of the Election of Cardinal Bergoglio

Cardinal Sarah vs. the “New Paths” of the Pachamama Exhortation

January 14, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – The last few days have been interesting to say the least. First comes news that Cardinal Sarah and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI co-authored a book defending priestly celibacy.  This joint project grew out of their reflections on the Amazon Synod and whether it was possible or not to ordain … More Cardinal Sarah vs. the “New Paths” of the Pachamama Exhortation