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 - 01/16/2021 - 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!
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.