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 - 01/11/2020 - Inside the Catacombs
Enjoy Joan's special presentation on the amazing, historical world of the Catacombs, one of Rome’s premiere tourist and pilgrim attractions.
Vatican Insider - 01/04/2020 - Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Enjoy this special "Inquiring Minds Want to Know" edition of Vatican Insider!
Vatican Insider - 12/28/2019 - Christmas Special
Enjoy this special Christmas edition of Vatican Insider!
Vatican Insider - 12/21/2019 - Sr. Gabriella Bottani
News highlights, and a special interview with Sr. Gabriella Bottani, international coordinator for Talitha Kum, an international network of women against human trafficking, under the auspices of the UISG – International Union of Superiors General.
Vatican Insider - 12/14/2019 - Janet Morana
News highlights, and a special interview with Janet Morana – executive director of Priests for Life and co-host of EWTN’s “The Catholic View” - on this week's Vatican Insider with Joan Lewis.
Vatican Insider - 12/07/2019 - Bishop Adam Parker
News highlights, Ad Limina visits to the Vatican from US Bishops, and a special interview with Bishop Adam Parker on this week's Vatican Insider with Joan Lewis.
Vatican Insider - 11/30/2019 - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen pt. II
In light of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's upcoming Beatification, this week's interview segment re-airs part II of a conversation Joan had with Msgr. Richard Soseman, a pastor in the diocese of Peoria and also the vice postulator of the cause for sainthood of Archbishop Sheen. (Part I re-aired last weekend)
Vatican Insider - 11/23/2019 - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
In light of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's upcoming Beatification, this week's interview segment re-airs a conversation Joan had with Msgr. Richard Soseman, a pastor in the diocese of Peoria and also the vice postulator of the cause for sainthood of Archbishop Sheen.
Vatican Insider - 11/16/2019 - Genius of Western Civilization
Listen to Part II of Joan's interview with 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!
Vatican Insider - 11/09/2019 - Samuel Gregg - Acton Institute
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!
Vatican Insider - 11/02/2019 - Cardinal Newman Society - Pt. II
Joan continues her conversation with Patrick Reilly, president and founder of the Cardinal Newman Society, whose mission is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education. They discuss the October 13 canonization of the Society's namesake, the work and outreach and challenges of the Society, including the many court challenges to faith-based institutions in the United States.
Vatican Insider - 10/26/2019 - Cardinal Newman Society
To continue the celebration of St. John Henry Newman, Joan interviews Patrick Reilly, president and founder of the Cardinal Newman Society, whose mission is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education. They discuss the October 13 canonization of the Society's namesake, the work and outreach and challenges of the Society, including the many court challenges to faith-based institutions in the United States.
Vatican Insider - 10/19/2019 - St. John Henry Newman & the Ordinariate
St. John Henry Newman is in the limelight again for this edition of Vatican Insider, because of Joan's special guest, Msgr. Keith Newton: an Anglican bishop who, after 35 years of ordained ministry, entered into full communion with the Catholic Church and was ordained a Catholic priest on January 15, 2011 by then Archbishop, now Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster. Pope Benedict named Msgr. Newton the first ordinary for the Personal Ordinariate, the Catholic Church’s response to requests from Anglicans who wished to enter into full communion with Rome.
Vatican Insider - 10/12/2019 - Canonization of John Henry Newman Pt. 2
Joan Lewis reviews the latest news concerning Pope Francis and the Vatican. Then she continues her conversation from last week with Sister Birgit Dechant, FSO of the International Center of Newman Friends in Rome – an expert on all things Cardinal John Henry Newman who becomes a saint of the Universal Church in Rome on October 13, 2019. Joan and Sister Birgit examine why Cardinal Newman was so exceptional, his life as an Anglican, his conversion, his impact on millions over his life and since his death, and more!
Vatican Insider - 10/05/2019 - Canonization of John Henry Newman
Joan Lewis reviews the latest news concerning Pope Francis and the Vatican. Her guest in the interview segment is Sister Birgit Dechant, FSO of the International Center of Newman Friends in Rome – an expert on all things Cardinal John Henry Newman who becomes a saint of the Universal Church in Rome on October 13, 2019. Joan and Sister Birgit look at many aspects of Newman’s life this weekend and next weekend – when he will be canonized in Rome – when Sister returns to Vatican Insider and they explore more of Newman's work, writings, influence as an Anglican and then as a Catholic, his legacy, the miracle that led to has canonization and much more! Thanks for listening to the Vatican Insider with Joan Lewis on EWTN Radio!