February 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Perhaps it should go without saying that when defending the Catholic Faith, Catholics should first and foremost be defenders of orthodoxy. Though it seems to some, being defenders of orthodoxy does not always entail being first and foremost a defender of the pope, any particular bishop, or any one … More On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part I)
February 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – This is the second and final part of a series “On the Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it?” In part one, we looked at the Church’s “constant and universal” tradition and practice on the question of whether Holy Communion can be given to the divorce and remarried … More On a Correct Understanding of Amoris Laetitia: Which is it? (Part II)
January 27, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – (LAST UPDATED 2/1/2021): It recently came to my attention that my name appeared in a December 2020 article authored by Dave Armstrong on his website, Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (see Skojec & Cronies “Refute” My Analyses of Reactionaries). It is not my ‘policy’ to respond to mentions I might … More A Response to Dave Armstrong
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
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?
August 13, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – [Updated 8/21/2019] Over at Where Peter Is they recently published an article by Pedro Gabriel on the doctrine of mitigating circumstances. This article attempts to find ways by which it can be said that acts of adultery might under certain circumstances be considered venial. And, here, of course, Where … More On the Doctrine of Mitigating Circumstances
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?
July 22, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – A few weeks back, the “Where Peter Is” website (perhaps it might more aptly be named “Where Francis Is“) posted an article by Stephen Walford, entitled “A Warning from History: St Paul VI, the Magisterium, and Theology.” Mr. Walford is well known to regular readers of Roma Locuta Est, … More The Confusion of the Francis-Apologists
June 16, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – It has been less than two months since the release of the Open Letter which accused Pope Francis of the delict of heresy (see prior discussion with links to the Open Letter here), and its been less than two weeks since the release of the “Declaration of Truths.” (Prior … More St. Thomas Aquinas: “No so fast, Francis!”
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