Vatican Insider

Direct from the Eternal City, EWTN’s Joan Lewis speaks with Vatican officials and visitors about events affecting the Church and the world.
Vatican Insider - 03/06/2021 - Caritas Internationalis Pt. 1
Joan's guest is Aloysius John, CEO and Secretary general of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas Internationalis is a Vatican entity, a confederation of over 160 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Aloysius John and Joan talk about the work, mission and vision of Caritas, its governance, its worldwide staff and the many volunteers that make everything run so well. All this and more on this edition of Vatican Insider!
Vatican Insider - 02/27/2021 - The Making of a Papal Trip
In view of Pope Francis’ March 5 to 8 apostolic trip to Iraq, this weekend Joan offers a special on the behind the scenes aspects of a papal trip, the preparations, the minutiae, all that goes into planning such a huge undertaking – ground transportation, where the Pope will stay and eat and pray and sleep, where liturgical events will be held and how they are prepared – everything from selecting vestments in Rome, getting them to the airport and unloading them in the country of the visit – scores of things you might never have thought about. All this and more on this edition of Vatican Insider!
Vatican Insider - 02/20/2021 - Grandparents Association Pt. 2
(Encore) Joan brings you Part II of the story of the women behind the new World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly - Catherine Wiley, grandmother and founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association – CGA – and Marilyn Henry, also a grandmother, who founded the American branch of CGA.
Vatican Insider - 02/13/2021 - Grandparents Association Pt. 1
(Encore) Joan's guests this week are Catherine Wiley, grandmother and founder of #CatholicGrandparentsAssociation – #CGA – and Marilyn Henry, also a grandmother, who founded the American branch of CGA. #Catholicism #Christianity #God #Jesus
Vatican Insider - 02/06/2021 - Vatican Museums' Patrons of the Arts - Pt. 2
Joan continues her conversation from last weekend with Fr. Kevin Lixey, International director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.
Vatican Insider - 01/30/2021 - Vatican Museums' Patrons of the Arts
Joan interviews Fr. Kevin Lixey, International director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums since September 2017. He explains how the Patrons Office came about, what the Patrons do for the Vatican Museums, how Patrons are organized in Chapters, the activities offered by the Chapters and how to become a Patron. His emphasis is on restoration - the principal activity of the Patrons Office. They also look at how this last year of Covid has affected the Vatican Museums, the Patrons and their Chapters.
Vatican Insider - 01/23/2021 - The Story of St. Agnes
This week Joan tells the story of St. Agnes, talks about the blessing of baby lambs in the Vatican on January 21 and the making of palliums. Before that Special, the Q&A of the week is all about exorcisms, including: has a Pope ever performed an exorcism? Tune in for the answer!
Vatican Insider - 01/16/2021 - Tribute to Papal Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster - Part II
Continued from last weekend - Part II of Joan's fascinating conversation with the late Fr. Reginald Foster - Latinist to the Popes for 40 years. He died Christmas Day 2020. Joan's conversation with him is from two years ago.
Vatican Insider - 01/09/2021 - Tribute to Papal Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster
You will not want to miss the interview segment of “Vatican Insider” this weekend as Joan pays tribute to the late Fr. Reginald Foster, the celebrated Latinist to the Popes. Fr. Reggie, as he loved to be called, died Christmas Day at St. Ann’s home where he had lived for a number of years in his native Milwaukee. He was 81. Joan spent some time in Milwaukee with him two years ago and this edition of Vatican Insider features Part I of their conversation.
Vatican Insider - 01/02/2021 - JPII - Christmas Letter to the Children Pt II
Join Joan Lewis for this special part II of Vatican Insider featuring JPII's Christmas letter to the children.
Vatican Insider - 12/19/2020 - Vatican Insider 2020 Christmas Special
Christmas 2020 will be a very special, very unusual Christmas this year because the world has been changed by a pandemic. However, I’ll bring you Christmas past Roman style, explain how Christmas will be on a very reduced scale this year of Our Lord 2020 but one we hope to see return to full bloom next year!
Vatican Insider - 12/12/2020 - The College of Cardinals
After reviewing the latest Vatican news, Joan takes a look at the College of Cardinals – its history, how it has changed over the years, the duties and functions of cardinals and exactly what it means when the new Eminences receive the biretta or red hat.
Vatican Insider - 12/05/2020 - Fr. Bernardo Cervellera: Part 2
Part II of Joan's talk with Fr. Bernardo Cervellera.
Vatican Insider - 11/29/2020 - Fr. Bernardo Cervellera: Part 1
Host Joan Lewis talks with Fr. Bernardo Cervellera.
Vatican Insider - 11/21/2020 - CELEBRATING THE MARIANS’ 350TH ANNIVERSARY
My special guest and friend this weekend in Vatican Insider’s interview segment is Marian Fr. Joe Roesch, vicar general of the Order in Rome. I know many of you are familiar with Fr. Joe through EWTN and his appearances at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Mass. Now you can enjoy learning more about him personally – how his vocation was born, what he did before becoming a priest, how the Marians were founded and how they are celebrating their 350th anniversary. And what Covid has done to affect that anniversary!