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?

Time to “Bell, Book and Candle” them all

January 25, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – By now, I am sure most Catholics who follow either political or religious current events are well  aware of the recent abortion law that recently passed in the state of New York.  The law — the “Reproductive Health Act”— passed with the lead and support of Governor Cuomo and, … More Time to “Bell, Book and Candle” them all

Benedict is Still Pope and Other Errors

January 15, 2019 (Steven O’Reilly) – It is unfortunate that the Benedict-is-still-Pope (BISP) theory, for some, has moved beyond a mere “theory” or hypothesis to be now treated as an undeniable fact, known with moral certitude. While I share the concerns over this papacy (NB: concerns that led to the foundation of this blog) which have led some … More Benedict is Still Pope and Other Errors

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 Would Judas Do? Maccabean responses in a post-Christian world

January 11, 2019 (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) – The period of the Maccabees (175 to 134 BC) was a time of persecution of the faith and a crisis of conscience for the faithful. At that time the subjugation of the Jewish people was at the hands of the Seleucid Greeks.  The hopes of Jewish … More What Would Judas Do? Maccabean responses in a post-Christian world

New Year Resolution for orthodox Cardinals: A formal correction in 2019

December 27, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Things have been busy in our household over the Christmas holiday. I am just catching up on some of my reading. I see that Cardinal Burke was interviewed earlier in December by Raymond Arroyo of EWTN on the December 13, 2018 edition of The World Over (see here).  The … More New Year Resolution for orthodox Cardinals: A formal correction in 2019

Another Eucharistic Miracle: Suicide Prevention

December 14, 2018 (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) – The season of Advent is a glorious time as the Church prepares for the Birth of our Savior at Christmas. Pastors prepare the flock for the arrival of the Christ child as churches come alive in color and decorations for the glorious day.  An even greater awareness … More Another Eucharistic Miracle: Suicide Prevention

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