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.
2022-01-22
Fr David Nazar Pt 2
Join the Vatican Insider, Joan Lewis, as she continues her interview of Fr David Nazar, the rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. She also gives us the news from the Vatican and the entire world. The Q&A segment focuses on Doctors of the Church.
2022-01-15
Fr David Nazar pt 1
Join Joan Lewis as she gives the latest news and events from Rome and around the world. In the second segment, Joan begins her interview with Fr David Nazar, the Rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute.
2022-01-08
Canon Phil Gillespie-Beda College pt 2
Join Joan Lewis, the Vatican Insider, to hear the news of the week from Rome and around the world. Then stay tuned to hear part 2 of her interview with Canon Phil Gillespie of Beda College.
2022-01-01
Canon Phillip Gillespie pt 1
Join Vatican Insider, Joan Lewis, as she gives the latest news out of the Vatican and the world. Later in the show, she interviews Canon Phillip Gillespie of Beda College.
2021-12-26
Christmas Weekend Special
Joan Lewis brings you the latest news from the world and inside the Vatican. She also clarifies when we pray the Angelus and Regina Caeli. Finally, gather the whole family as Joan brings to life John Paul II's "Letter to Children."
2021-12-18
Christmas Special Christmas in Rome
Join Vatican Insider, Joan Lewis, as she gives us the news from Rome and highlights the must see events happening Christmas and New Years around the Eternal City.
2021-11-06
All Saints and All Souls
Joan Lewis, the Vatican Insider, gives the news from Rome and around the world and describes the Italian traditions around the great feasts of All Saints and All Souls.
2021-10-30
Alvaro Pereira Food for the Poor pt 2
Vatican Insider, Joan Lewis, continues her discussion with Alvaro Pereira about Food for The Poor's bringing aid all over the world.
2021-10-02
A SAINTLY JUBILEE IN CHICAGO
Join me this weekend on Vatican Insider for my conversation with my guest of honor, Fr. Ramil Fajardo, rector of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini National Shrine in Chicago. In Part I of our conversation, we talk about the upcoming Mother Cabrini Jubilee Year and focus on the life of Mother Cabrini, America’s first citizen Saint, and the migrants, especially Italian, whom she helped for so many years. As we also talk about today’s migrants and refugees, Fr. Ramil is joined by Fr. Ryan Brady. Next week we will look at how Chicago will celebrate this Cabrini Jubilee!
2021-09-18
(Best Of) Jesuit Refugee Service
On this week’s Vatican Insider, Joan Lewis reviews the latest in Vatican news, then interviews Jesuit Fr. Tom Smolich, the international director of JRS, Jesuit Refugee Service. He has riveting stories about the JRS, explaining its history, where it serves, who the Jesuits and their countless volunteers help and how we should get to know and better understand who refugees actually are. Thanks for listening to the Vatican Insider with Joan Lewis on EWTN Radio!
2021-09-11
(Best Of) Inquiring minds want to know
Joan Lewis discusses little know facts about the Vatican in this week's episode of Vatican Insider.
2021-09-03
(Best of) Samuel Gregg - Reason, Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilization
After the latest Vatican news, Barbara's guest in the interview segment is Samuel Gregg, research director at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sam talks about the genius of Western civilization with its unique synthesis of reason and faith, and how that synthesis is under attack from the East by radical Islam (faith without reason) and from within the West itself by aggressive secularism (reason without faith). Sam shares how the naïve and increasingly common assumption that reason and faith are incompatible is simply at odds with the facts of history. You will not want to miss this conversation!
2021-08-28
Dallas Jenkins Neal Harmon The Chosen Pt 2
This week, however, once again my guests in the interview segment are from the hugely successful crowd-funded TV mini-series on the life of Christ, The Chosen! Two weeks ago I interviewed Jonathan Roumie who portrays Jesus in this multi-year series. This week, in Part II of my conversation with Dallas Jenkins, writer, producer and director of The Chosen and Neal Harmon, CEO of Angel Studios, we hear more great stories, including where they are filming this exceptional series and how they discovered Jerusalem! Like Jonathan Roumie, both are men of great faith and even greater passion for what they are doing.
2021-08-21
THE CHOSEN, MEN OF FAITH
It is with great joy that my guests this week on Vatican Insider are again from the hugely successful crowd-funded TV mini- series on the life of Christ, The Chosen! Last weekend I interviewed Jonathan Roumie who portrays Jesus in this multi-year series. This week, in Part I of our conversation, you will hear from Dallas Jenkins, writer, producer and director of The Chosen and Neal Harmon, CEO of Angel Studios, distributor of this TV miniseries on the life of Jesus.
2021-08-14
Jonathan Roumie
My extraordinary guest this week in the interview segment is Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays Jesus Christ in “THE CHOSEN,” the multi-season TV series about the life of Christ that has broken records to become the highest crowd-funded media project of all time. Jonathan and the producers, writers and directors have been in Rome on a summer hiatus and media trip.