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 - 05/23/2020 - St. Peter's Basilica Pt. I
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the fourth in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. This episode is Part I of Joan's presentation on St. Peter's Basilica.
Vatican Insider - 05/16/2020 - St. Paul's Outside the Walls
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the third in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. In this episode, Joan discusses St. Paul's Outside the Walls.
Vatican Insider - 05/09/2020 - St. Mary Major Basilica
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the second in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. In this episode, Joan discusses St. Mary Major Basilica.
Vatican Insider - 05/02/2020 - St. John Lateran
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the first in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome, starting with St. John Lateran, the papal basilica and cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome who is the Pope.
Vatican Insider - 04/25/2020 - Stations of the Resurrection
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. Then, she answers questions about the Paschal Candle and walks us through the Via Lucis (the Way of Light), or Stations of the Resurrection, a post-Easter journey through 14 Stations of Light.
Vatican Insider - 04/18/2020 - Who is the Man of the Shroud? Pt. 2
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. Then, Pt. 2 of Joan's special on the Shroud of Turin.
Vatican Insider - 04/11/2020 - Who is the Man of the Shroud? Pt. 1
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. Then, Pt. 1 of Joan's special on the Shroud of Turin.
Vatican Insider - 04/04/2020 - Lenten Station Churches
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican news, and in lieu of a new interview segment that Joan would normally provide if Italy were not in pandemic lockdown: a re-airing of Joan's special presentation on Rome’s celebrated Lenten Station Churches.
Vatican Insider - 03/28/2020 - The Holy House of Loreto
Joan gives a special presentation on The Holy House of Loreto, which has been one of the world’s premier shrines dedicated to Mary for over seven hundred years. According to tradition, the home in which Mary lived, in which the Angel Gabriel appeared to her, announcing she would become the Mother of God, and the home she shared with Jesus and Joseph, was transported by angels to this Italian hill town overlooking the Adriatic on the night of December 10, 1294.
Vatican Insider - 03/21/2020 - Coronatine
After reviewing the latest Vatican news, Joan tells her story of dealing with the coronavirus, even though she is only one of millions in Italy to be quarantined. What are some of the great stories and happy moment to emerge from a nationwide lockdown? What lessons have been learned after a week of being homebound? All this and more on this edition of Vatican Insider!
Vatican Insider - 03/14/2020 - Catholic Grandparents Association Pt. II
This edition of Vatican Insider features Part II or Joan's interview with Catherine Wiley, grandmother and founder of Catholic Grandparents Association – CGA – and Marilyn Henry, also a grandmother, who founded the American branch of CGA.
Vatican Insider - 03/07/2020 - Catholic Grandparents Association
Joan's guests this week are Catherine Wiley, grandmother and founder of Catholic Grandparents Association – CGA – and Marilyn Henry, also a grandmother, who founded the American branch of CGA.
Vatican Insider - 02/29/2020 - Bishop Stephen Berg - Pt. II
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican news then continues her conversation with Bishop Stephen Berg of Pueblo, Colorado.
Vatican Insider - 02/22/2020 - Bishop Stephen Berg of Pueblo - Pt. I
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican news then interviews Bishop Stephen Berg of Pueblo, Colorado.
Vatican Insider - 02/15/2020 - Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva Pt. II
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. The interview segment features Part II of her conversation with Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu, during the week that he and the bishops of Region XI – California, Hawaii and Nevada – were in Rome on their ad limina visit.