WATCH: The Church’s Enemies Are Inside Her Gates, But Remain Faithful!

  Catholics Unscripted – Gavin Ashenden, Katherine Bennett and Mark Lambert – speak with Bishop Joseph Strickland about the current crisis in the Church. Bishop Strickland discusses the contradictions and confusion within the Catholic Church. He addresses the authoritarian approach of some US bishops compared to the open heretical positions of bishops in other countries. The … Read more

WATCH: Russell Brand, Pope Francis, Heaven and Hell

  Please visit and check out our membership options. Thank you. Today we discuss Russell Brand explaining why he wears a cross and Pope Francis remarks about Hell. In the episode, Katherine quotes the following passage from CS Lewis and Gavin quotes some words from Annie Dillard (both can be found below) “Men are … Read more

WATCH: Is the Pope a Communist?

  In this episode, Katherine Gavin and Mark discuss the question of whether Pope Francis is a communist in the light of his recent meeting with DIALOP – a “dialogue project” between socialists/Marxists, communists, and Christians which he set up in 2014. They explore the connection between Pope Francis and liberation theology, highlighting the concerns … Read more

WATCH: Don’t Allow Tucho’s Scandalous Book Distract From Cardinal Sarah’s Rejection Of Fiducia Supplicans

  The controversy surrounding Cardinal Fernandez’s book and the attempt to cover it up & Cardinal Sarah’s commentary on #FiduciaSupplicans, highlighting the devastation caused by poor theological documents. The therapeutic approach of Pope Francis is contrasted with a more Catholic perspective. The importance of theology & the systematic understanding of the deposit of faith is … Read more

Bishop Barron’s ‘Politely Excoriating’ Assessment of the Synod on Synodality

Last week Bishop Robert Barron released a statement about the “Synod on Synodality”, which he attended, in which he is politely excoriating of both the manner and depth of reflection that took place. He has added his voice to a growing chorus of critics, including Archbishop Fisher of Sydney, Archbishop Wilson of Southwark and Archbishop … Read more

The Growing Rift Between the Vatican and USCCB

Last week the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for their “Fall Plenary Assembly” in Baltimore. There seem to have been two main stories which have emerged from this event. One is the continuing insistence on the pre-eminence of abortion, with U.S. bishops approving a voting guide affirming this, despite resistance from Pope Francis’s … Read more

Pope Francis Sets the Stage for Doctrinal Change

I can hardly bring myself to write about yesterday’s announcement that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández to be the new head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith replacing Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J. (now 79) who was previously the secretary to Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller. Fernández is certainly … Read more

You Shall Know Them by Their Fruits

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You shall know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:15-16 If you have read my recent Catholic Herald article, you will probably be aware of the bishop of Tyler Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland. As I mentioned, on a recent … Read more