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 - 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.
Vatican Insider - 02/13/2021 - Grandparents Association Pt. 1
(Encore) Joan's guests this week are Catherine Wiley, grandmother and founder of #CatholicGrandparentsAssociation – #CGA – and Marilyn Henry, also a grandmother, who founded the American branch of CGA. #Catholicism #Christianity #God #Jesus
Vatican Insider - 02/06/2021 - Vatican Museums' Patrons of the Arts - Pt. 2
Joan continues her conversation from last weekend with Fr. Kevin Lixey, International director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.
Vatican Insider - 01/30/2021 - Vatican Museums' Patrons of the Arts
Joan interviews Fr. Kevin Lixey, International director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums since September 2017. He explains how the Patrons Office came about, what the Patrons do for the Vatican Museums, how Patrons are organized in Chapters, the activities offered by the Chapters and how to become a Patron. His emphasis is on restoration - the principal activity of the Patrons Office. They also look at how this last year of Covid has affected the Vatican Museums, the Patrons and their Chapters.
Vatican Insider - 01/23/2021 - The Story of St. Agnes
This week Joan tells the story of St. Agnes, talks about the blessing of baby lambs in the Vatican on January 21 and the making of palliums. Before that Special, the Q&A of the week is all about exorcisms, including: has a Pope ever performed an exorcism? Tune in for the answer!