August 3, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est has long outlined areas where it sees grave problems with this pontificate and or interpretations of the acts of this pontificate (e.g., here, here, here). Like others, we have looked into how these problems might be understood or explained in a wider context. We have looked … More Benedict’s Plan B from Outer Space – the Sequel
July 17, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Pope Francis issued Traditionis Custodes, his motu proprio which places significant restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) going forward. I will not comment in great detail on its harsh measures as others have already done so. However, for the ‘pope of mercy’ who speaks often of those … More The Next Conclave: A Nightmare Scenario
July 13, 2021 (Edward J Barr) – The Devil was overflowing with pride after his visits to the US and China (see “The Devil came to Mass this weekend” and “The Devil travels to China.”). He was even more ecstatic after the raucous court case that shook the denizens of the underworld (see “A Demonic … More The Devil Tours the White House
July 9, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – There has been some discussion on various BiP favorable sites on the internet recently about what Pope Benedict XVI meant in his last audience, dated February 27, 2013, when he speaks of an “always and forever.” Granted, the BiP advocates have pointed to this passage going back several years … More The BiP Theory: Always and Forever whistling Dixie
June 23, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Things are getting stranger. Yesterday, Dr. Roberto De Mattei published an article in Corrispondenza Romana suggesting rather strongly that Archbishop Carlo Vigano has used a “ghost writer” for some of his more recent messages (see The Viganò Case: The Archbishop and His Double). Archbishop Vigano was very quick to … More Dr. De Mattei Doubles Down
June 22, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Dr. Roberto De Mattei in Corrispondenza Romana authored an article entitled The Viganò Case: The Archbishop and His Double. The article advanced the theory that Archbishop Viganó may not have authored some of the recent texts published under his name. That is, Dr. Mattei suggests the possibility that perhaps … More Dr. De Mattei’s Vigano Theory: What is this really about?
June 22, 2021 (Edward J. Barr) – An exorcism course was held at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome April 16-21, 2018. During that year the Church had become aware of the growing number of demonic incidents occurring throughout the world. A few months later Roma Locuta Est provided an eyewitness account of Croation … More Protecting the Eucharist
June 8, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Mike Lewis over at Where Peter Is has offered his ruminations on the state and future of evangelization. The lengthy essay (4,600 words plus) ponders “What can we offer the world?” The question Mr. Lewis wants to set before the reader is how to best evangelize in the world … More What can we offer the world? ‘Not much’ according to Mr. Lewis
June 2, 2021 (Edward J. Barr) –Every First Friday of the month brings us a unique opportunity to reflect on the selfless love that was on display on Good Friday. While the love of Christ’s salvific act cannot be fully replicated by His followers, it was modeled in the actions at the foot of the … More Overcoming Fear at the Foot of the Cross
May 18, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Over the last year or so, several videos have been made public which capture what the US military calls “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” or UAPs. The acronym UAP has replaced the older, more common description of such sightings as an “Unidentified Flying Object” or UFO. On his show on FOX … More Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: What might it be?