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

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

The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

March 5, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Almost seven years ago to this day, the General Congregations for the 2013 conclave commenced. These meetings were attended by both cardinal-electors and those cardinals who would not be eligible to vote in the conclave which would begin mid-March 2013. This may call to mind the potential role played … More The 7th Anniversary of McCarrick’s “Influential Italian Gentleman”

If a Catholic protest happens in a forest…does it make a sound?

January 21, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over the weekend there was a protest in Munich (see here) to draw attention to the German synodal process which threatens to protestantize the Church with its call for women’s ordination and other liberal demands.  These are all things faithful Catholics should object to. As I understand it, the … More If a Catholic protest happens in a forest…does it make a sound?

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

Don’t let perfection be the enemy of an Imperfect Council

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

Time for an imperfect council to consider the case of an imperfect pope

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

A Discussion of Cardinal Bergoglio’s Jesuit Vows and the 2013 Conclave

September 17, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – As I have previously argued and stated on this blog, I believe one must accept Pope Francis as pope, given all available evidence, outward form and procedure, etc. I reject, for example, all suggestions that Benedict is still pope, and have argued that for quite some time (see note … More A Discussion of Cardinal Bergoglio’s Jesuit Vows and the 2013 Conclave

Alt right vs. Alt wrong…which Alt is Alt?

August 25, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – Scott Eric Alt recently published an article on his Patheos blog re what he calls the Francis Derangment Syndrome, apparently this article is part 24 or something of a series. Mr. Alt was set off in this most recent installment by Patrick Coffin’s interview with Cardinal Burke which touched upon … More Alt right vs. Alt wrong…which Alt is Alt?

Amoris Laetitia: A history of doctrinal development or of doctrinal dissent?

August 6, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – A few weeks back, the “Where Peter Is” website posted an article by Stephen Walford, who is well known to regular readers of Roma Locuta Est which has responded to his many articles and his book in the Summa Contra Stephen Walford. I commented recently on his most recent article (see The … More Amoris Laetitia: A history of doctrinal development or of doctrinal dissent?