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 - 06/19/2021 - Fr. Matt Berrios - Pont Oriental Institute
My guest this week in the interview is Paulist Fr. Matt Berrios. The Paulist Fathers have been in Rome 99 years, administering to the Catholic American community and other English-language Catholic residents or visitors. We now have two Paulist priests at St. Patrick’s – Fathers Steve Petroff, the rector and Joe Ciccone, vice rector – but a third Paulist is here, Fr. Matt. Ordained at the Paulist-run church of St. Paul the Apostle, in New York City on May 20, 2017, Fr. Matt served there as associate pastor until July 2020 when he moved to Rome to pursue advanced studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.
Vatican Insider - 06/12/2021 - Teresa Tomeo
My special guest this week in the interview segment of Vatican Insider is the indomitable, ever knowledgeable and enthusiastic Teresa Tomeo. I’ve turned the tables on her. I’m her guest on Catholic Connection on EWTN and Ave Maria radio on Wednesdays but now she is in Rome and is my guest for Vatican Insider. For years we’ve wanted to do her show and mine live and together and this week we had the chance to do both. So don’t miss a minute of our fun conversation.
Vatican Insider - 06/05/2021 - ARCHBISHOP RINO FISICHELLA Part 2
We ended Part I with a reference to the May rosary marathon at shrines around the world for an end to the pandemic and go into detail this weekend. We also talk about Pope Francis’ apparent plans to merge the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples with the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.
Vatican Insider - 05/08/2021 - FR. MARK LEWIS OF GREGORIAN UNIVERSITY Part 2
This week I feature Part II of my conversation with Fr. Mark Lewis, vice rector for Academics at the Jesuit-run Gregorian University in Rome. He tells us about his background and how he got to Rome and the Gregorian. He also teaches Church history at this venerable, centuries-old academic institution located in the very center of Rome.
Vatican Insider - 05/01/2021 - Gregorian University
Joan interview Fr. Mark Lewis, vice rector for Academics at the Jesuit-run Gregorian University in Rome.
Vatican Insider - 04/24/2021 - The Via Lucis
This week on “Vatican Insider,” after the news segment and the Q&A on scapulars, Joan presents a Special on the Via Lucis, the Way of Light, a post-Easter journey through 14 stations of light, the light that fills our life because of the Resurrection. Also known as the Stations of the Resurrection, this devotion encourages the faithful to meditate not only on the Resurrection itself but on Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances to the disciples and others.
Vatican Insider - 04/17/2021 - PART 2: The 100 Years of Paulist Fr. Jim Lloyd
PART 2: Host Joan Lewis pays tribute to a special friend, Paulist Father Jim Lloyd who, on Holy Saturday, April 3 2021, turned 100!
Vatican Insider - 04/10/2021 - The 100 Years of Paulist Fr. Jim Lloyd
Host Joan Lewis pays tribute to a special friend, Paulist Father Jim Lloyd who, on Holy Saturday, April 3 2021, turned 100!
Vatican Insider - 04/03/2021 - Shroud Of Turin Pt. 2
Part 2 - Host Joan Lewis discusses the Shroud of Turin in which she asks the question "Who is the Man of the Shroud?” and is it Jesus?
Vatican Insider - 03/27/2021 - Shroud Of Turin Pt.1
Host Joan Lewis discusses the Shroud of Turin and asks the question "Who is the Man of the Shroud?” and is it Jesus?
Vatican Insider - 03/20/2021 - Lenten Station Churches of Rome
Host Joan Lewis presents a Special on the Lenten Station churches, a very beautiful Lenten tradition unique to Rome. All of this and more on this edition of Vatican Insider!
Vatican Insider - 03/13/2021 - Caritas Internationalis Pt. 2
Continued from last week, Part II of Joan's conversation with Aloysius John, CEO and Secretary general of Caritas Internationalis. Learn how Caritas has coped with assisting people, getting to crisis areas, etc in Covid times. All this and more on this edition of Vatican Insider!
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.