After missing two straight Friday shows (and with a Sunday night special last week featuring Adam Rasmussen), Dominic and I are back for a Monday edition of The Debrief (it debuts at 7:00 pm EDT).


  1. The participants for the October 2023-2024 assemblies for the Synod in Rome
  2. Pope Francis Names 21 new Cardinals
  3. The latest controversies surrounding Father James Altman

Summary and Links:

1) Synod participants named


2) Pope Francis Names 21 New Cardinals


3) Father James Altman calls Francis “anti-pope”


Intro Episode: https://youtu.be/LevSkGFqq4U

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