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 - 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!
Vatican Insider - 11/14/2020 - The McCarrick Report
This week on Vatican Insider I present a very brief overview of the week’s headlines in the News segment and then dedicate the rest of the program, which is usually an interview segment, to the long-awaited release last Tuesday, November 10, of the McCarrick Report, 461 pages in English, that documents the rise and fall of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, now laicized, for sex abuse. The Report came after two years of research, interviews and translating documents.
Vatican Insider - 11/07/2020 - Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua
This week, in a new Special, Joan takes you to northern Italy, to Padua, for a visit to the amazing, historical shrine of that city’s patron saint, St. Anthony. She shares some wonderful stories about St. Anthony’s life and his unparalleled skill at preaching! By the by, this is one of the most celebrated international shrines – a title not given out often by the Vatican!
Vatican Insider - 10/31/2020 - Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs PART II
Tune in again this week for Part II of my conversation with a special friend of many years, Geoffrey Strickland. A native of Louisiana, Geoffrey works for the Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs and you’d be hard oppressed to find someone more enthusiastic about their work with the diverse and exciting groups of NGOs than Geoffrey. He explains the term NGO, gives us some examples and explains how the Forum of Catholic inspired NGOs was born, what its activities are and, until Covid-imposed restrictions his exciting travels to many parts of the world. And wait until you hear how many languages he speaks. So don’t miss our conversation!
Vatican Insider - 10/24/2020 - Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs
Joan's special guest this week is Geoffrey Strickland of the Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs. He explains the term NGO, how the Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs was born, what its activities are and, until Covid-imposed restrictions, his exciting travels to many parts of the world.
Vatican Insider - 10/17/2020 - Art Historian Liz Lev Pt.2
Art historian and professor Liz Lev shares in Part II what she and friends put together because of COVID.
Vatican Insider - 10/10/2020 - Art Historian and Professor Liz Lev - Pt. I
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News, Joan interviews art historian and professor Liz Lev, known to many for her books, her lectures and her appearances on EWTN. Tune in next week for Part II of their conversation!
Vatican Insider - 10/03/2020 - Paulist Father Greg Apparcel - St. Patrick's Church in Rome
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News and a Q&A, Joan interviews Paulist Father Greg Apparcel, outgoing pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Rome, the faith community for Catholic Americans and English speaking Catholics.
Vatican Insider - 09/26/2020 - Shrine of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News and a Q&A, Joan continues her series on famous Italian shrines by presenting a special on St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin.
Vatican Insider - 09/19/2020 - Shrine of Pompeii
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News and a Q&A, Joan presents a special on Italy's Shrine of Pompeii.
Vatican Insider - 09/12/2020 - Rome's Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News and a Q&A, Joan presents a special on Rome's beloved Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love.
Vatican Insider - 09/05/2020 - Special Inquiring Minds Want to Know - Pt. III
After an overview of the news stories this week in the Vatican and a Q&A on cremation and burial, Joan answers various questions about topics such as the patron saint of television (who and why?), the statue of St. Peter in the basilica named for him, why Popes wear white (who started that?), Rome’s most visited nativity scene and also - which is larger, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica or that of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.?
Vatican Insider - 08/29/2020 - Special Inquiring Minds Want to Know II
After reviewing the latest in Vatican news, Joan presents a special “Inquiring minds want to know” in which she shares some trivia – some little known, and often unusual facts about the Vatican – some fun stories about bells and flags and basilica floors. It might be trivia but it is not at all trivial! (Part II)
Vatican Insider - 08/22/2020 - Special Inquiring Minds Want to Know
After reviewing the latest in Vatican news, Joan presents a special “Inquiring minds want to know” in which she shares some trivia – some little known, and often unusual facts about the Vatican – some fun stories about bells and flags and basilica floors. It might be trivia but it is not at all trivial!