What to do with a heretical pope…Nothing?

March 20, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Rorate Caeli (here) published an op-ed by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. The bottom line of the bishop’s commentary (see Guest Op-Ed – Bishop Schneider: On the question of a heretical pope) is that there is no way to depose a heretical pope. That Bishop Schneider … More What to do with a heretical pope…Nothing?

Mr. Walford’s “appeal” and why it rings hollow

February 19, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) [Last Updated 2/27/2019] – Vatican Insider has just published another article by Stephen Walford  (see Stop Ageing Mother Church! An Appeal to Brother and Sister in Faith). Mr. Walford (see Note 1) is already well-known by regular readers of Roma Locuta Est through our compilation of refutations to his various … More Mr. Walford’s “appeal” and why it rings hollow

A Correction of Pope Francis: A glimmer of hope there will be one?

February 11, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – The pace of significant events in the Church seems to have quickened over the last several weeks. The New York legislature voted for and Governor Cuomo signed the “Reproductive Health Act” which allows abortion up to the moment of birth. Calls by an outraged laity for either the bishop … More A Correction of Pope Francis: A glimmer of hope there will be one?

Vigano, Public Repentance and an Inquisition to Investigate McCarrick and Others

January 14, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Archbishop Viganó has released a new letter. In this latest epistle, Viganó calls upon the ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick to repent publicly of his sins. Archbishop Viganó says in part: “Time is running out, but you can confess and repent of your sins, crimes and sacrileges, and do so publicly, since they … More Vigano, Public Repentance and an Inquisition to Investigate McCarrick and Others

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

Hey, ‘Red Hat’ Investigators: How about starting with this former Red Hat…Cardinal Bergoglio?

November 16, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – In a recent interview of Monsigor Nicola Bux conducted in Italian by Aldo Maria Valli-– and also reported on by Edward Pentin, the monsignor had some interesting things to say about the state of the Church. Per Pentin’s blog: “In a forceful interview with Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli, … More Hey, ‘Red Hat’ Investigators: How about starting with this former Red Hat…Cardinal Bergoglio?

Part III: Mr. Walford and the Magisterium

November 13, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – This article is the third and final installment of my three part rebuttal of Stephen Walford’s book–The Pope, The Family and Divorce. This series was originally intended as a brief reply to some of the key problems found within Mr. Walford’s work. However, the further I delved into his … More Part III: Mr. Walford and the Magisterium

Part II: The Development of Mr. Walford’s Errors

October 18, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) –  This article is part II of a three part reply and rebuttal of Stephen Walford’s recently published book Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce. The first article in this series (The Errors of Mr. Walford’s ‘Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce’) addressed Mr. Walford’s moral theology argument favoring communion for … More Part II: The Development of Mr. Walford’s Errors